One-word prayers

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Before having our first dinner of 2013 –

photo copy 4And after the Hubs had prayed,

I had an idea

(A truly beautiful idea if you ask me)

Initially it wasn’t warmly received

But I insisted

And so we went around the dining room table

Falafel, salad, mung bean sprouts and such, they paused

Cherishing these moments together

Cherishing these moments together

Three precious olive shoots

– A Soldier

– A ministry-minded middle

– An orange hair, freckle face sophomore

The Hubs and I

Offered a one-word prayer for the person to our left

Here are the brief utterances we spoke to each other

The one-word prayers we shared for each other. I am curious to see how these words are fulfilled.

The one-word prayers we shared for each other. I am curious to see how these words are fulfilled.

A simple, carefully selected word emerged from our lips individually

Handpicked from God, I’d like to think

A collective sigh of relief

And blessing manifested

As we feasted (finally) on all we had been given

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4 thoughts on “One-word prayers

  1. I really like the idea. I felt the power of those words just reading them! I’ll let you know if I can get my family to do it too.

    • Carol, there was great grousing and complaining but I was persistent! I said, “We are going to do this!” and they soon realized that the only thing separating them from dinner was about five collective words! Afterward, it was obvious that they all were surprised at the word they were given. It was a cool moment. Do it.

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