Prayers a Grad Can’t Afford to Live Without
Talking to your Father
“To try to pray is to pray,” he advises. “You can’t fail at it. Nobody can. Open your heart, open your mouth, say something, say nothing. Shout if you must. Raise your hands, clasp them in your lap. Sing if you please. You can start with a ‘Dear Lord’ and end with an ‘Amen,’ or you can dive right in. You can close your eyes, get on your knees, use whatever language you like or no language at all. You can pray when you’re walking, running, driving to work, setting the table for dinner, lying in bed before you turn the light out.