I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God. It changes me.
C. S. Lewis
To which I say “Amen.” Which, by the way means “and so it is” or “truly”, and seems a very good way to end a prayer. I am still figuring out how to pray, what prayer means for me. I cannot “pray for a pony.” But I can pray as a means of changing myself. I have experienced this power. The power of giving a problem that I have been wrestling with over to my higher power and finding it relieved. I have experienced changes in the way that I live in this world, in the way that I act in this world, in the way that I see this world. Did these changes come from God? Did these changes come through my subconscious mind? Does it matter how it happened, when the fact is that, I prayed, and it did happen?
A meditation for February 7, 2013.