Don’t Fall for Prayer Pressure

Today I went with That’s Not Chinese to a viewing (yes, I hire out for family events – mine excluded). The funeral is tomorrow and her family has asked her to say “the prayer.” If you knew That’s Not Chinese, you would know she, literally, does not have a prayer in this arena. Being the supportive type, I helped her come up with some ideas.

We thought of rapping : As we gather hear today, I’ve got something to say, bow your head, close your eyes (glance around the room to make sure they’ve done so and then make a mad dash for the door). We discussed just speaking the lyrics to Living on a Prayer. Who argues that? It’s a karaoke and piano bar favorite.

Last, and I think the best suggestion, Madonna’s “Like a Prayer.” The beginning is perfect: God? (spoken) Life is a mystery, everyone must stand alone. I hear you call my name and it feels like home….(slightly spoken).

None of these ideas we’re really working forThat’s Not Chinese, so I gave her the best advice I had, “Next time, don’t fall for prayer pressure.”

6 thoughts on “Don’t Fall for Prayer Pressure”

  1. I’ve always been fond of the the prayer Greg did in “Meet the Parents”

    Oh, Dear God, thank you, you are such a good God to us. A kind and gentle and accommodating God, and we thank you oh sweet, sweet Lord of hosts for the smorgasbord you have so aptly laid at our table this day, and each day, by day, day by day, by day oh Dear Lord three things we pray to love thee more dearly, to see thee more clearly, to follow thee more nearly, day, by day, by day.

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