“The hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each one to his home, and you will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone because the Father is with me” (John 16:32).
Sometimes prayer seems like a lonely and solitary sort of exercise. Perhaps we should remember when we pray we join with millions of others who have been where we are—through the centuries and around the world.
There is a road near Colorado Springs, Colorado, that leads through Williams Canyon to the Cave of the Winds. It’s an incredibly narrow, winding road, and there is a spot on the thoroughfare that is appropriately called, “The Narrows.” When a person first approaches “The Narrows,” she or he is certain that the car is not going to squeeze through that space. But a sign appears at that point that reads: “Yes, you can! A million others have.”
There is a magnificent lesson here for life. When any of us face problems, whether they be health problems, financial problems, or problems with relationships, the overwhelming feeling is that we are in this problem by ourselves. On the World Day of Prayer, today, it is important to remember others have gone through what we are going through and they made it. We can make it too.