Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Survival Prayers

These simple prayers sometimes uttered without expecting a response or even believing someone  is listening are sometimes the very words that bring a connection to the divine.

Could prayer really be so simple? I think so.

Lamott writes, "We can pray for a shot at having a life in which we are present and awake and paying attention and being kind to ourselves. We can pray, 'Hello? Is there anyone there?' We can pray, 'Am I too far gone, or can you help me get out of my isolated self obsession?' We can say anything to God. It's all prayer."

Who could say it better than Anne Lamott?

NPR had this great interview with her this last week.

If you are looking for a gift for someone who loves memoir type writing and is open and interested in spiritual things. This is a great one. In fact, I just thought of a friend to buy it for...


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