The Joy of Praying with a friend

maidenhair fern in my front garden

maidenhair fern in my front garden

Good Morning, God!

This dear maidenhair fern plant wasn’t placed quite right in my automatic watering setup — and when I got home in late November from my trip to Tucson I found it in a sad shape.

I cut off all the dead fronds and put it into what I hoped was a “better” spot. Now I’m rejoicing in its new fronds!

And, it comes to me that if I am so happy about a maidenhair fern coming back to health . . . how much more You rejoice when we turn toward a fuller Life.

I’m smiling, God. I am certain that lots of people would laugh at me for believing You exist . . . let alone believing that You take a loving interest in each one of us. And, I suppose there are others who are horrified that I dare to chat with You . . . no Thee, no Thou . . . no seminary degree. Ah well.

I know that You are far FAR more than I can comprehend or imagine! But, human is all the higher I can go. I mean how could I imagine more? To see You just as a Force is — in my mind — to subtract from You. Anyway, I am thankful — filled with heart-warming joy — that I can talk with You.

The only thing that I experience as even better is to talk to You with one or two others! It is more than just “praying” with someone. It is as if each person is Listening and Responding with You “helping.” That kind of prayer is one of the most meaningful things I do. And afterwards I feel more Alive . . . more Aerated . . . more Joyful.

How is it, God, that Praying isn’t presented that way? Oh, I do wish prayer were Packaged Properly!

 

 

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