Care and Feeding of a Prayer

Yesterday’s post, The Soul’s Anthem, A Step Away, prompted more thought on prayer, more longings, more wondering, and questions about faster results. Then I thought of the lilies of the field and smiled. The verse was written thousands of years before Alexa. It seems impatience is built into our psyche. I plead guilty.

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Consider the Lilies of the Field, How They Grow . . .
The essence of intelligence is embedded in knowing when to think and act quickly and when to think and act slowly.
       ------James Gleick, The Acceleration of Just About Everything.
Water Lily, Pond, Lily Pads, Flower, Petals, Blossom
Alexa: Where is the answer to my prayer?

If we are honest, prayer can open more questions than answers. Is anyone there?  Is my prayer worthy or self-serving? Has anything changed?  Where is my reassurance? If our devices offer quick responses, why can't God?
Flower, Flora, Nature, Season, Field
The Feeding of Prayer: 

Looking back on my many mistakes, I recall my knee-jerk mindset, the aftermath of reacting too quickly without "feeding my prayer".   Prayer, like the lilies of the field, needs life nourishment of sun, water and proper soil. 
Flowers, Lily, Nature, Field, Bloom, Blossom, Outdoors
Sun, Water and Proper Soil

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous, it does not brag, and it is not proud. Love is not rude, is not selfish, and does not get upset with others.
       ------Corinthians 13:4-8
My prayer needs to be planted in full bright light, grounded in trust, and flowing in streams of love, with the knowledge that I am loved, as are my adversaries, and love will always . . . always . . .  find the way.
        ------G. Hill
Lotus, Water Lily, Flower, Bloom, Blossom
Flower, Abstract, Floral, Decoration, Drawing

4 Comments Add yours

  1. dapa1122 says:

    You are  loved cousin Sent from my Galaxy

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    1. A cousin? How nice. Thank you. Which of my 50+ cousins?

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  2. Nancy E Buhrer says:

    oh yes Gloria, love always finds a way! thank you for this beautiful message and scripture

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