November 20, 2012

My Secret Little Prayer

Anne Lamott is the bestselling author of seven novels.  She has now written a new book, "Help, Thanks, Wow: Three Essential Prayers."  Here is an excerpt from her book.

 When I pray, which I do many times a day, I pray for a lot of things. I ask for health and happiness for my friends, and for their children. This is okay to do, to ask God to help them have a sense of peace, and for them to feel the love of God. I pray for our leaders to act in the common good, or at least the common slightly better. I pray that aid and comfort be rushed to people after catastrophes, natural and man-made. It is also okay to ask that my cat have an easy death. Some of my friends’ kids are broken and their parents are living in that, and other friends’ marriages are broken, and every family I love has serious problems involving someone’s health or finances. 

Help. Help us walk through this. Help us come through. It is the first great prayer.