01/23/15 - 8:50am
As a child I waited for this moment in our church service. After the time of music and singing concluded, one of our pastors ventured forward and repeated a phrase I had heard countless times. I positioned on the edge of my seat, waiting for what was next. Then with welcoming arms extended and mouth pursed to form that phrase I knew so well, Pastor Jim would say, “Prayer is simply talking to God.” In unison I would utter the same phrase quietly to myself and then he would simply pray and talk to God. What a lesson on prayer! No big words or complicated phrases, just talking to God.