Very often, especially during Lent, I choose to work on becoming more trusting of You and putting things in Your hands. While I think I have progressed some in this regard, I cannot help but thinking that the prayer of one who truly trusts in You should be very simple instead of going down a list or litany of daily petitions and thanksgivings as I do. My prayer should simply be:Into Your hands, O Lord, I entrust this or thatsituation. You already know what’s in my heart and I need but think of them and put them in Your hands.This, on the surface might seem to minimize prayer. It may minimize a certain form of prayer but it also brings us to the awareness that for one who faithfully puts his/her trust in You the best prayer is on the contemplative level.
Secondly, if I am ever able to acquire a mature and genuine trust in You, it will also manifest itself in a better trust of others – and this is really the hard part for me since, generally, I am an arch-distruster of others. But, if I should get there, I should never worry about what You want of me or what I should do with my life because I trust You and You will let me know.