Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wednesday Prayer..

Help.....
Thank you....
Amen

Backstory:  Once a month, someone from our congregation shares their "spiritual story."   I remember being struck when a single mom shared that her prayer life consisted of these two phrases, peppered throughout her day.  This is the way she prays.   I then remembered that somewhere, in one of Anne Lamott's books, she writes something quite similar about these two prayers.   Today feels like one of those days to me, for not just me, but for many of my beloved, including all of my virtual friends. May God help us in whatever we are facing, and indeed, gratitude abounds for the riches and risks in life. 

2 comments:

Shannon said...

That's Anne Lamott, all right. The only two prayers you need are, "Help me, help me, help me" and "Thank you, thank you, thank you." I give out little cards with that printed out as I meet with people in the county jail. When everything else is stripped away, it's good to have a simple prayer.

Songbird said...

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