Lord, the fondest vision I see of you is my sitting at your feet, as did Mary. I hear your gentle words over me. I know by their content that you have heard my every prayer. You listen to the love in my heart for you, and you intercede on my behalf before the Father. I am captivated by this closeness, this relationship like no other. I am humbled and honored in your presence, praying in your name above all names, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.

“In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted, but you have given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.” (Psalm 40:6 ESV)