Looking up, letting go - Day 1

First things first. Psalm 95 & 116 both begin with a reminder that we can talk to God, and that he hears our voices. By urging us to praise, thanksgiving, tears, sorrow, new and old songs, and offering an example of how David (the Psalms authour) conversed with God, these Psalms serve to set the stage for this month of prayer and fasting - through it all, remember that whatever emotional state you may be in, from the euphoric, the joyful, the content, the grateful and all the way across the universe of the human heart right down to sorrow, anger, anguish, and great need, the conversation between us and God never needs to stop - we can call on Him, because he hears our voices. He turns his ear to us, and we can be at rest in His presence.