"All words are symbols that represent unspeakable realities. Which is also why words are magical." (Donald Miller tweet)

Monday, May 25, 2015

from the heart

prayer. 

I pray. You might think that's obvious, me being a pastor and all, but ... not necessarily. 

Sometimes I pray more than other times. Doesn't always look the same. Often, it's in writing. This evening, it was unexpectedly in someone's back yard - impromptu, you might say. 

I've been known to suggest that the most profound prayer of all is a whispered "...help...."

And the other day, I paused and knelt at the side of the bed, wanting to take time to communicate what was in my heart. I waited for the words to come, and finally spoke a single one.

"Thanks."

2 comments:

old_black said...

Thank you, Patti. Your honesty is one of the main reasons I read your blog. I mean, how many pastors would write a blog in which they hint that prayer isn't always easy?

Patti said...

You know what? Honesty is one of the main reasons I write it. People have ideas of how pastors are ... and really, we're just regular people, just like everybody else.

I really appreciate your comment - thanks for it. It encouraged me.