Have you ever been in a time of prayer with friends and it
seemed to go on forever? This week, in our staff meeting,
we finished our time together with prayer but I didn't hear the
request that I close. We prayed, and then silence, and then
someone else prayed....it went on forever....finally I looked
up and asked, "Did I have the "amen?" Several nervously
laughed, "YES!" and so I said, "AMEN!" and we were done.
Prayer is such a wonderful and odd thing all at once. We
know we are called to pray, but there are so many
questions, so many uncertainties with prayer. It's difficult, but
we need it badly. We need to pray as much as we need to
breathe....it gives life to our souls. Lord, help me, as I
continue to struggle with this wonderful thing called prayer,
to really communicate with you, to really know you and hear
you when you speak.