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.


  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!

  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.

  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 :)

  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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