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 often quickly-said prayers before a meal. There are the gut-wrenching words that come in desperate times. There are the spontaneous exclamations of joy and thankfulness. These are prayers offered with words, but prayers can also be offered with dance, music, movement, even sighs.
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).
I’m not always voicing a prayer petition, but I truly 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.
This message was adapted from a Women of the ELCA blog written by Linda Post Bushkofsky in 2014. Today we remember Lawrence, deacon and martyr, who died in 258. Do you enjoy these free Daily Grace messages? If so, donate now to further the ministry.