Wednesday, November 20, 2013
New Way to Pray
“...the three things I cannot change are the past, the truth, and you.”
― Anne Lamott, Help Thanks Wow: Three Essential Prayers
I love this and think this writer is worth a listen. Her basic premise is that prayer doesn't have to be scary or formal, and that it can be distilled down to 3 simple prayers that are easy to remember and always, always relevant: asking for help, practicing gratitude, and just being wowed by the world.
During this holiday season, this is a gift worth giving.
“Gorgeous, amazing things come into our lives when we are paying attention: mangoes, grandnieces, Bach, ponds. This happens more often when we have as little expectation as possible. If you say, "Well, that's pretty much what I thought I'd see," you are in trouble. At that point you have to ask yourself why you are even here. [...] Astonishing material and revelation appear in our lives all the time. Let it be. Unto us, so much is given. We just have to be open for business.”