Growing up Christian one often hears youth pastors and other teachers preach against 'going through the motions.'
I am here to preach for it.
Today I had a disagreement with a good friend. She texted me to say she was praying about the issue. I feel deeply that I am right. I don't want to pray about it; I just want her to stop putting me off by 'praying' and listen to my side of the story!
But guess what. Since she's praying, I have to pray too.
I don't want to, probably because she 'thought of it first.' But, I have to.
So, I prayed a prayer that I didn't feel. Lord, please show me the right way to act in this situation and change my heart if need be.
Only in my head it was more like (Becky grits her teeth) Lord... please... show... me... (grunt from exertion) how... to... act...
I will tell my children to apologize after a fight with their siblings, even if they aren't sorry.
I will pray with my children, even if they didn't think of it first.
I will pray that icky prayer again tonight...
In Their Shoes
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