How do you do it–the whole prayer thing?
Do you get down on your knees? Do you lie in bed and stare at the ceiling? Do you murmur a petition as the 6 Train roars into Grand Central (surely only God can hear those!)? My mother used to say that she would pray at stoplights–quick little prayers with her eyes open before driving on. Do you sit by the side of a child’s bed and listen to their God-talk? Where do you pray?
When do you do it? Do have a specific time to pray? Mealtimes? Bedtime? First thing in the morning? Or is prayer a less-structured, once-in-a-while event, a when-I-need-extra-help kind of thing?
Do you use a devotional or a Bible? Do you have a set pattern for prayer or is it more free in form? Does your mind ever wander while praying? Mine does. Sometimes I notice that I have shifted from praying to just… thinking. Does that happen to any of you?
Please tell me.
My sermon title for this Sunday is “Knock,” and you would help me immensely by sharing your experience with prayer. If you haven’t posted before, please give it a shot. This isn’t about judging the rightness or wrongness of anyone’s habits. It is about learning from the diversity of what we do.
How do you pray?