Lent Reflection Tuesday March 24

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

In the day when I call, answer me speedily.  Psalm 102:2

Many of us have prayed for months or years or a specific prayer to be answered. But sometimes, God will surprise us with a quick answer. I once prayed for the funds to pay my heating bill. That very day, an unexpected check arrived in the mail.

And then there was my friend Roxanne.  On the night before she had surgery for ovarian cancer, we prayed that God would heal her. The next day, the doctors were stunned. Her cancerous tumor had miraculously shrunk in size.

While it’s nice to have a swift and definitive answer to our prayers, God has his own timing.

What matters most is that we pray.    

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Nancy Jo Sullivan

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Nancy Jo Sullivan is an inspirational author and speaker. She has published with Random House, Guideposts, Readers Digest, and the Huffington Post. Her newest book, Small Mercies, was recently released by Loyola Press. In the book, she writes about God’s presence in motherhood, family, and love. Through poignant reflections, she recalls how she found God even in her darkest moments, especially in the months that followed the death of her daughter with Down’s syndrome. She reminds the reader that God is present in “every mess, burden, and blessing.” The mother of two grown daughters, Nancy Jo resides in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She loves hanging out with her daughters, teaching writing classes to kids with special needs, jogging, making spinach smoothies, and of course, writing about her imperfect life.

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