One of the children I work with was kneeling down in front of the window.
"What are you doing?" I asked.
"Praying for the rain to stop." she said.
"Good idea." I said, hoping that one small child's prayer would halt a whole summer of torrential rain.
I sat with her and added my own prayer for a giant hair dryer.
"Does it matter who I pray to?" she asked.
"Err, no, I don't suppose it does." I said, thinking that maybe Roger the window cleaner wouldn't be much help "Did you have someone in mind?"
"Well, no, not really" she said "but I wondered if I had worn God out because I keep asking him for a Nintendo DS."
After hiding a smile we went on to discuss prayers and like Bullets we came up with a few that were unsuitable for the occasion but it got me thinking about express praying. If prayers are small wishes then here are my five...
Dear Deity of Choice, please could you...
- fix the leak in the bathroom
- get rid of me overdraft
- leave one biscuit
- find all the lost socks
- oh, and find a bit of love for me
Over to you....