On this, our last day of a brief foray into prayer, I thought it would be appropriate to share a few little gems to round out the week.
1. When you are asked to pray before a meal, do not use that as an opportunity to catch up on your prayer life. You can bless the food, the cooks, the whole house, and preach the Gospel, in about 30 seconds.
2. If you tell someone, “I’m going to be praying for you, or I’ll pray for you,” just do it right then. The odds are that if you wait you will forget. By praying immediately, they get prayed for and you get to not be dishonest.
3. When praying publicly, don’t use a big word when a singularly unloquacious and diminutive linguistic expression will satisfactorily accomplish the contemporary necessity.
Translation: Don’t guild the lily, just speak plainly.