Prayers are so often just "wish and want' lists, without any sense that anyone is even listening to us. But when we make the effort to listen to others, we can learn some surprising things, and this is true in our relationship to God, as well. In thirty-some years of regular church attendance I should have known of God's love. But knowing of something, and actually experiencing it, are two very different things. I learned much, and was comforted much, and even changed much, by the pouring out of my heart and God's outpouring of love in return. I offer here the blessings with which I have been blessed. All praise and thanks to God!