Monday, February 13, 2006

Nerd Alert

A snapshot of my mind today:

  • Should we pray Trinitarianly? I was pondering this yesterday as I addressed God as "Father" and wrapped up the prayer "in Jesus' Name." The Holy Spirit is missing in a lot of my spirituality. It's a similar question as "should we worship the Holy Spirit"? The answer probably involves some study.... Melissa said she knows someone who would open a prayer with, "Oh Holy Trinity..." Heh. And she also pointed out that we can pray in an awareness of the Spirit's presence and activity. Which I do sometimes - but overall the Spirit's power isn't something we talk about much - or see much. And then this whole thought brings me back to the Divine Hours & the Gloria prayer...
  • Walking up the church stairs after lunch, I was glad that I'm not Catholic. I saw a communion wafer on the floor, and I was happy that I didn't have to eat it.

1 comment:

Duchess said...

I'm happy you didn't have to eat it, too...

I'm always a bit trepidatious about putting my ideas about spirituality out there when I know you've thought about/ discussed the issue or Melissa has... much too much of a baby here to know enough to sound coherent... but there you go...

I've always thought, and maybe I'm wrong, but this has been my view of prayer... the holy spirit empowers us to communicate directly with God and that Jesus told us that anything asked of in his name will be granted... therefore, we pray directly to the Father, in Jesus' name, and guided by the leading of the holy spirit... thus we do pray Trinitarianly. It's just not all verbally communicated... but, as with communication, prayer isn't solely verbal.

??? I don't know???