Blogs by Linda Merlino
Blog a Prayer
4/2/2008 5:01:32 PM
Not being one for dogma, rules and sermons I am not sure if I should be blogging about prayer. I grew up memorizing the Baltimore Catechism. For sure I know all the prayers, or at least I did once upon a time. Out-of-practice is what you might call me, preferring to talk to God in my own language with my own words without kneeling, sitting, or standing on cue.
I pray most often in my car. Not the norm, but what I call prayer is far from the traditional version. The good news is that my kind of prayer has had its success. What I mean is, many of my prayers have been answered, and other prayers, well others have not. Those are the ones that went off in an opposite direction from my request, only for me to later realize that if I had gotten what I asked for something else would not have happened, or someone else would not have crossed my path.
Blogging about prayer is my way of acknowledging the power of talking to God. Sometimes I donít even call God, God. Instead I think of the concept of a higher power or even enlist the mythical gods to speak on my behalf. I donít think it matters. God doesnít seem to take offense at how I approach my prayers.
There were times when I would shake my fist at God, and tell him off. I would call Him a comedian. I was sure that He and all his seraphim must be holding their sides laughing at me as one obstacle after another came onto my path. This was how I perceived life unfolding, none of it was fact.
The truth is I consider myself blessed. All that tragic-comedy made me a better person. Without all my run ins with God I would probably not be an author. Belly of the Whale, my recent release, might still be at the bottom of a drawer. Some higher being urged me to write; listened to my prayers, endowed me with inspiration and stuck by me when I was discouraged.
Prayer, no matter how you approach the process, is worthwhile. Blog a prayer, or say a prayer, either way you will be heard.
Blog what you think, what you see, and what you hear.
Linda Merlino, author, Belly of the Whale
Post a Comment new!
More Blogs by Linda Merlino
eBay in Blog - Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Lost Blog - Friday, December 26, 2008
Blog the Longest Day - Saturday, December 20, 2008
Blog Winter - Monday, December 08, 2008
Blog a Lesson - Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Blog a New Moon - Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Blog Memory lane - Friday, October 31, 2008
Blog Another Season - Friday, October 24, 2008
Blog One Word - Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Blog a Virtual Question - Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Blog Real Life - Thursday, September 25, 2008
Every Three Minutes... - Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Six Letter Word - Saturday, August 30, 2008
Blog Writer's Laryngitis - Sunday, August 17, 2008
Blog a Debut Author - Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Hope Lodge in Blog - Monday, July 14, 2008
Blog a Flag - Sunday, June 22, 2008
Blog About Love - Saturday, June 14, 2008
Blog Fiction Radio - Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Blog an Excerpt - Friday, June 06, 2008
Blog an Interview - Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Blog a Reader's Review - Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Blog a Book Trailer - Monday, June 02, 2008
Write a Book Blog - Friday, May 30, 2008
Blog a Bookmark - Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Blog Out-of-the-Blue - Sunday, May 11, 2008
Blog a Whoville review in the NY Times - Sunday, May 04, 2008
Blog to Believe - Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Angel Blog - Sunday, April 20, 2008
Pink Ribbon Blog - Monday, April 14, 2008
Blogged to Death - Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Book Blog - Sunday, April 06, 2008
Blog a Prayer - Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Magic in Blog - Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Blog Sacred Space - Friday, March 28, 2008
Blog Me a Metaphor - Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Blog about Hope - Friday, March 21, 2008
Killer in Blog - Sunday, March 16, 2008
Hands that Blog - Wednesday, March 12, 2008
A Hero in Blog - Thursday, March 06, 2008
Law of Attraction in Blog - Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Blog Music - Sunday, March 02, 2008
Why blog...what to blog about? - Friday, February 29, 2008