Thursday, February 25, 2010

Prayer Jumble

Someone sent this to me in an email recently.



Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteres are at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a tatol mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe.




I'm not sure about the origins, and a quick internet search found evidence that this has nothing to do with Cambridge University. What I do know is that I read it through the first time with no problems, so there must be a kernel of truth in there somewhere.

What I did think about though, is how the jumbled up words resemble the mess we often make of our prayer lives. Paul states that we don't really know how to pray. We send up prayers to God but they are jumbled up and nonsensical. But Holy Spirit takes that jumbled up mess and makes it whole, complete, and ready for the Father's ears. (See Romans 8:26-27)

When I hear people say, "I don't know how to pray." or "I don't know what to pray." I give them some simple advise that I'll pass on to you now...Don't worry about it. The most eloquent prayers you've ever heard still receive a rewrite from Holy Spirit. God knows the intent of our hearts and that means more than a well strung set of verbiage. So pray, cry, laugh, mumble, sing, or whisper to God. He knows our hearts and will answer.

2 comments:

花花美麗 said...

人類最大的悲劇不是死亡,而是沒有掌握有意義的人生..................................................

Steve said...

This translates:

"Humanity's greatest tragedy is not death, but not grasping the meaning of life ...