I was chatting on the phone this morning and, as we often do, the subjects of world politics and religion came up in the conversation. We wondered whether it was important that we partake in communicating with our Higher Power in the ritual of daily prayers.. My friend admitted that he no longer prayed to God in words, instead the content of his communication was more emotional. I replied that I try to remember to pray, but sometimes I forget. Back in the “day” I fervantly prayed on a regular basis.
I told my friend that my prayers often boiled down to only one of two words: “Please” and “Thank you.” The “pleases” were answered, but it took time…sometimes a long time. The “thank yous” were answered instantaneously, when I would experience a feeling of intense joy.
Lately, as I pass through the eighth decade of my life I find myself mouthing far more “thank yous” than “pleases.” I am grateful that my world is pretty darned joyful!