206 – Simple Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

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?


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