Prayer. It’s a simple word that conjures up many meanings. There are the spoken prayers we offer in the liturgy, like the prayer of the day and the post-communion prayer. There are the quickly-said prayers before a meal. There are gut-wrenching words that come in desperate times. There are spontaneous exclamations of joy and thankfulness. These are prayers offered with words, but prayers can also be offered with dance, music, movement, even sighs.
I’m not always voicing a prayer petition, but I see all that I do as being part of my constant dialogue with God. May you find ways each day that you may be in dialogue with God without ever using words. Do not limit your experience with God to that which can be translated into words. “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Colossians 4:2 (NIV).
This message was adapted from a Women of the ELCA blog written by Linda Post Bushkofsky.