I’ve talked to god my whole life.
God, The Universe, A Higher Power, Great Spirit…. whatever the name, I feel it’s all the same.
I share with him my worries and my fears.
I ask for help and guidance, I pray for others, (sometimes someone specific, always for anyone hurting in any way), but mostly I offer my thanks and Gratitude… Even in the most difficult of times.
Lately I’ve been making a small gesture more.
I kneel while I pray.
At some point in my day, I stop what I am doing and get down on my knees , place my forehead on the ground… and I pray.
Clearly this is no new concept … I remember doing it at night as a child.. by my bedside… “now I lay me down to sleep”… on my knees …prayer hands under my chin… head bowed… and even as my small self realizing the power in this simple act.
I started again, some 40 + years later during this summer’s hurricane , huddled with my dogs in a small interior closet while tornadoes touched down around us for most of the night.
It was… for the first time…that I felt in fear for my life, and I was humbled in the most complete and powerful way as I experienced powers so much greater than myself.
I felt both this worldly power and the great power of Gods comfort.
now daily, I humble myself … while I pray.
To not only give thanks… to pray for others…. ask for guidance….and offer up my worries and fears…
but to gift myself with a reminder of his ever presence … his comfort…
And his great power of Grace.