Thursday, March 27, 2008

Sign My Petition

Right now, I'm reading the book Eat, Pray, Love. At one point fairly early on in the book, the main character/narrator talks about how uncomfortable she is asking God for anything personal. As a Jew who is used to praying regularly and includes personal prayers all the time, it wasn't her trouble with petitionary prayer that struck me. It was her friend's response. She suggested framing the prayer as an actual petition, and encouraged the author to then think of all of the people who would sign her petition. What a wonderful way to feel the power of your support network and your community. What is it that you really want from God right now? Who would support your petition?

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