Seeds XII, 31
Seed: Prayer Shorthand
I decided to write a summary Seed about Rabbi Gellman’s one-word prayers because they’re so very clear, and thereby powerful. Remember, Rabbi Gellman said, “But really, when you come right down to it, there are only four basic prayers. Gimme! Thanks! Oops! and Wow!”
“That’s it?” asked the interviewer.
“Yep. Wow! are prayers of praise and wonder at the creation. Oops! is asking for forgiveness. Gimme! is a request or a petition. Thanks! is expressing gratitude. That’s the entire Judeo-Christian doxology.”
The word doxology means giving glory, and I thought it interesting that Rabbi Gellman included Oops! and Gimme! in the category of giving glory. The thing is, it seems as though the Rabbi agrees with me. There’s no such thing as a useless prayer. All prayers are heard. All prayers are answered.
I’m glad we have the Rabbi’s prayer shorthand for days on which we are in a hurry.
Dr. Susan Corso
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This Beliefnet gallery is so sweet, I had to share it with you.
21 Ways to Pray at Work
By Mark Herringshaw and Nicole Symmonds
Many of us will spend the majority of our waking hours behind a desk, having only one prayer–the one that we prayed in the morning–to keep us throughout the day. Discover how you can blend the sacred practice of prayer into your workday with these 21 ways to pray at work.
Enjoy the Gallery!
Pray, dear one.
Pray for all.
Pray all ways.
Forgive the brevity of this post please, but we’re traveling. Somehow, our summer travels and visitors all conspired to happen on nearly consecutive weekends.
We went to New York City to have a long-awaited meal with our niece and new nephew-in-law. At the same time, we went to visit Sacred Center.
The next day we had a Royal Visit from Queen Mama Donna Henes, author of The Queen of My Self and her amazing blog on Beliefnet.
Then we were off to Woodstock for two days and two dear friends of whom we do not see enough.
On the Monday, we were invited to tea in the neighborhood with Elizabeth Cunningham, the author of The Maeve Chronicles, three (so far) books on the Celtic Mary Magdalen.
We’re home for a weekend, and then off to Vermont to see my web designer and dear friend, Suzanne Rhodes. On the way home, we’re going to a button store in Brattleboro, recommended by our costume designer friend, Virginia Bristol Johnson.
There’s nothing more lovely than visiting friends in summer. Except maybe having friends visit us.
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