Sometimes we are praying because ritual requires it--a kids' baseball game is about to start, a meeting is ready to begin, we're all sitting around the table to eat. And those prayers though routine can be heartfelt.
But, sometimes we pray because we really, really need God's help, and we really, really know it.
Psalm 107 is a reminder of how God has cared for a wayward people before--and often.
When our ancestors were wandering, literally wandering, lost and hungry, God showed them the way to go. When they were in trouble, God rescued them.
In our own wildernesses--actual and metaphoric, we can continue to ask God for comfort and direction.
Lectio Divina: Psalm 107:43