Monday, August 15, 2011

a prayer is authentic conversation

 And I wonder
when did I start making shopping lists
instead of impassioned pleas
impromptu praise
and most of all
authentic conversation?


(from the "I used to write poetry" post)


Authentic conversation.

I don't have a ton of lengthy conversations with most people these days.  I text my parents. Play phone tag with or send facebook messages to my best friends.  At this point in my life I find myself flopping into bed at night, reaching for my husband's hand, and one of us saying, "It's your turn to pray."
I think God understands that at some places in our journeys a prayerFULL life is whispering, "Help me not yell about the ink smeared all over the sofa."
A prayerFULL life is emailing a friend to say, "Please pray about a situation that has come my way."  A prayerFULL life is, "Thank You for the parking spot right next to the cart return."
Right now a prayerFULL life does not look as FULL of prayer as I would like, but He takes what I have and fills me more.



4 comments:

  1. Great post. Helps me feel better knowing that I'm not the only one who goes through "phases" in their life as well as their prayers! Have a blessed, FULL day!

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  2. Yes. I've been thinking about prayer. it's so amazing and powerful, so why don't I pray MORE?
    I love the last line of this, so encouraging.

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  3. Glad to know that I am not the only one at this point in my journey...I have a frame in my room that reads, "Make time for the quiet moments as God whispers and the world is loud." I feel like my world is louder than it ever has been, and my prayers are usually "Please help me to walk away so I don't lose my mind" or "Give me wisdom so I don't screw up this little boy!" Ha! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. I can S0 relate to this. My poor parents...I had to email them and my in-laws this past week and give a quick run-down on how things were going, followed by "Please don't call!! You'll always get my voicemail. I just can't answer my phone for the next couple of weeks!" Ha!

    And, the parking spot next to the cart return...ahhh...A Day-Maker for sure! :)

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