Daily Archives: October 26, 2007

Like I needed that…

bewildered1.jpgA couple of days ago I was handed a list of prayer requests that was two pages long. The last request on the first page continued to the second page but only was a fragment of the sentence preceeding it on the first page.

What appeared at the top of the second page, all by itself was:

like I needed that…

It struck me that often our prayers are just like that, an afterthought that is at best an inconvenience. If in trouble, prayer is the last resort; if you are obligated to pray for something or someone, it is a bother. The thought that we are communicating with the Supreme Being of the universe is usually not part of the equation.

What if — humor me here — what if we prayed like this?

Would our like I needed… that turn into an I really need that…?

Just a thought…