Brat Farrar (bratfarrar) wrote,
Brat Farrar
bratfarrar

prayer

I find I pray differently depending on whether I'm alone or with others, and whether my prayer is silent or spoken aloud. When I'm with others, the prayer almost turns into a performance, as I try to sound devout and well-spoken and thorough. I go into great detail, repeat myself, and generally make the thing last as long as is polite. The words become more important than they probably should be.

Alone, and in the privacy of my head, my prayers tend to be more along the lines of "These things, Lord, these people," as though I were physically holding up something in my hands, and "You know the details better than I." These prayers are short, but more sincere, I'm afraid. I don't forget, halfway through, who I'm addressing. And I don't presume that I know how things ought to end up.



If you have prayer requests, please let me know. I'll add them to my list.
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