This past Sunday morning I was listening to “Interfaith Voices” on NPR and heard an interesting interview with Anne Lamott. She talks about her book, Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers.
How does that sound to you? Does it capture the “essential” prayers?
Lamott opens her book with this statement:
“I do not know much about God and prayer, but I have come to believe, over the past twenty-five years, that there’s something to be said about keeping prayer simple. Help. Thanks. Wow.”
Is that simple enough or too simple?
You can listen to the interview at –
(this link opens streaming audio of the interview)
Think about prayer in its simplicity. How would you describe it?
What words come to mind?