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PRAYERFUL COMEDY

PRAYERS THAT CAUSE YOU TO LAUGH

My original inspiration for this form of prayer came from the writings of Henry D. Hartman whose works were published by Raven Press. Sometimes we need to learn to laugh even in our prayers. I think I saw Henry’s original work in a now defunct Presbyterian publication called Monday Morning.

The form is simple, but I promise you that if you will try to create some of your own prayers using this format, your spirits will be lifted. If you share them with others, they will also benefit.

Lord, I said

Henry’s Originals:

1          Lord, I said,

            I suppose that

            makes me a

            dammed fool?

            Possibly not “dammed, he said.

 

2          Lord, I said,

            I know I

            goofed:

            but isn’t everyone entitled to

            a mistake or two?

            You are overdrawn, he said.

3          Lord, I said,

            it is so

            good

            to have found you!

            But I was there all the time, he said.

 

NOW A FEW OF MY EFFORTS

  1. Lord, I said,

            I don’t always like

            what the church does.

            Nor do I always like

            what you do, God said,

            But I continue to love you.

 

  1. Lord, I said

            Don’t you know the people

            in this church

            are a bunch of hypocrites?

            I’ll start by forgiving you, God said.

 

  1. Lord, I said

            The preacher

            demands too much from us.

            Wait till I tell you

            what I have in mind, God said.

 

  1. Lord, I said

            Religion doesn’t seem

            reasonable to me.

            I’ve often thought the same

            about your life, God said.

 

 

 

  1. Lord, I said

            I’ve done so much

            for this church,

            I’m burnt out.

            I haven’t reached

            that stage yet, God said.

 

  1. Lord, I said

            How can you understand

            this crazy world?

            I create best

            out of chaos, God said.

NOW IT’S YOUR TURN

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