Prayer??

This is a topic I think might take me years to develop my feelings…
It is something that can shift and change in so many ways throughout life. I acknowledge there is a very good chance that no one “up there” is listening and yet I still find comfort in prayer.

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In many ways I have often thought of prayer as a form of meditation. It gives me someone to talk to (even if it is a one-sided conversation). During prayer, I think about the people in my life…their cares, their concerns, their accomplishments and their troubles. I think about my life and my cares and concerns. My deep thoughts are surfaced and I can look at them and deal with them. And that is why I believe prayer changes people.

I admit that there are other ways besides prayer to achieve these goals. It is just that prayer has been that part of my life journey. Lately though, it hasn’t been as present in my life. Not for any particular reason. Just that I am trying to understand me better…

Talking with a friend recently about the their life path has turned my mind back to this practice. After our discussion I felt a deep sadness, not about life choices or their journey. Rather a sadness that someone I love has had to hurt. You can offer support and love and understanding but at the end of the day when a tear falls from your eye, you just have to hope that it will be enough. When these experiences happen, in prayer/meditation you can feel that you aren’t the only one who doesn’t want this person to hurt. That someone or something shares in that love. It is beautiful. It is peaceful even if it may be untrue…

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