Church of the Ascension, Timoleague
Have you ever been at your wits end? Have you ever been in a situation that was completely desperate and you simply could not see any way out? I suspect most of us have felt a bit like that at one time or another. Maybe it was a health problem, or something to do with finances or to do with a relationship or some kind of depression. We are at a total loss and so we do not know what to do. And so what is often our very last resort? That’s right, we call out to God to help us. And what are our prayers like in these moments; are they gentle platitudes? No they are from the very depths of our being, from (as the saying goes) ‘the bottom of our hearts’. And so with our fists clenched and our stomach in knots and our teeth grinding we cry out to God… And do you know what? In these moments prayer seems to have a potency and a power way and above the norm, it is like when we are on our knees in our own personal Garden of Gethsemene that the heavens are torn open and we have direct access to the Throne of Grace. We have at last made room for God and He is there before the first word has even been uttered from our trembling lips.