Saturday, May 3, 2008

Prayer Rules

Back when our boys were small, the dinnertime prayer was a big deal. Three-year-old James and two-year-old Ben competed for praying privileges, especially over the bountiful harvest from Domino's. (Apparently there's some unwritten rule that says the pizza still in the box isn't covered by the blessing of the food on the plates, and therefore with each new emergence from the cardboard, comes the requirement to issue a prayer amendment.)

As I grabbed a fresh slice, Ben (having already said the blessing twice himself) informed me that it was now my turn. I conceded his point, folded my hands, bowed my head and said, "Ready?"

He replied, "Set! ... Go!!!"

4 comments:

James said...

A more 'memerable prayer subject was 'sketti! as I remember it.

Dawn said...

As we got older, we said ready set, GO!!

Bob said...

Dawn--
So "prayer starting" is a common thing? I wonder if in those big mega-churches they use a starting gun for their prayers. (No, wait -- that would be a different religion. You know -- that "religion of peace", what's it called?)

James--
Yeah, you guys probably fought more over 'sketti prayers than pizza prayers. If you think about it, that makes sense since there are more prayers in a pizza than a plate of spaghetti. So why throttle your brother over one of many opportunities to thank God? (Hmm, this question about sums up church history, doesn't it?)

Mrs. Who said...

Pizza HAS to be a good thing...look at the theological discussion it has engendered!