Tuesday, November 22, 2005

How we pray

Listening to my 2 1/2 year old daughter pray is interesting. When she prays for her lunch, she thanks God for her mac & cheese, raisins, milk...because that is what is right in front of her. (We haven't gotten the closing your eyes part down yet). It's specific, which is great. It's heartfelt, which I love. It's also a lot like how most people pray...for just what we see. We miss looking beyond ourselves and thanking God for things that aren't right in front of us. When was the last time you thanked God for your friend's job or your parent's health or your future. I guess I find that I ask for a lot of things...sometimes it's for my friend's job to get better or for my parent to get well, but I rarely thank God for those things that the people around me do have.


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