When you said, “I don’t know how to pray.”
Sometimes I pray with my eyes closed, watching the images of my imagination work their way across the part of my brain I am trying to keep perfectly still;
Sometimes I pray as the aroma of coffee wafts its way into my thinking senses;
Sometimes I pray with tears;
Occasionally, I pray with a soft pillow under my head and my beloved held in my arms;
Sometimes I pray with my feet propped up on my desk and a pen in my hand;
At times, I pray with words…but mostly not;
Sometimes as I pray I am surrounded by music that fills in the blank spaces and teases me toward God – Katy Perry does a fabulous job but Jewell is better;
Sometimes as I pray I laugh, well, I giggle a little – the absurdity overcomes me at times;
Occasionally the bitter sting of coffee goes across my tongue even as words to the Almighty find their way out;
Sometimes I pray with open eyes, glancing at the miracle of a new life, the wisdom held by the binding of a book, the serenity of a sleeping cat, or the soothing color of a glass of wine;
At times my prayers run over with thankfulness or fear – usually in equal measure;
There are those rare and precious moments when my mind and my surrounding conspire in their quiet and I know I must be praying.
I know some people say they don’t know how to pray.
Problem is…I don’t know how not to.
6 thoughts on “How do you pray?”
The stillness part is the hardest for me.
Rare and precious…
Your prayer life is so honest. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for your kind comment! Peace!
Your mom shared this encouraging post and I will share with the prayer group YOU helped to start! Thank you for your faithfulness to God’s leading. Most weeks there are 6 people meeting to pray. I don’t “do” Facebook so I’m glad your mom forwarded this.
What a wonderful “problem” to have..
Blessings to you and yours!
I am glad it is helpful. I enjoy writing when I find the time. So glad you all are remaining faithful in the prayer group! Peace to you all!