Prayer can have many rewards. One of the greatest rewards is the sense of belonging it brings to me. No longer do I live as a stranger in a strange land, alien in a completely hostile world. No longer am I lost, frightened, and purposeless. I belong. We find, in Gamblers Anonymous, that the moment we catch a glimpse of God’s will—the moment we begin to see truth, justice, and love as the real and eternal things in life—we’re no longer so deeply upset by all the seeming evidence to the contrary surrounding us in purely human affairs.

Do I believe that God lovingly watches over me?

Today I Pray

May I be grateful for the comfort and peace of belonging—to God the ultimately wise parent and to His family on earth. May I no longer need bumper stickers or boisterous groups to give me my identity. Through prayer, I am God’s.

Today I Will Remember

I find my identity through prayer.