Every morning most of the world’s population have a daily ritual of going for a “morning constitutional.” We enter into the Throne Room for some daily ‘dumping’ of useless waste.
As I headed there this morning, quickly after my cup of coffee, I was thinking this prayer. “Oh God, I am so thankful for a place to sit in solitude, that has a working flushing toilet, for I know others do not.”
Immediately, that prayer sounded to me—wrong--even though I was giving thanks. Remember the feller at the temple giving thanks and praise that he was “not like that other guy in the corner?” Well that was what my prayer was sounding like.
Was I being thankful that I was not like others who had less than me? Oh, I do believe so, other wise the whispered thought would not have entered into the mind. So, I changed the prayer, as I sat reflecting on this to one of ‘Lord we pray for all in need, for all dealing with cramped living spaces, poor plumbing, no place to find solitude and comfort. We pray for all who are in refugee camps, all living in no homes at all or on the streets—we pray for all the poor and destitute—and Lord we especially pray for a change of heart and attitude. Sometimes God, mine just plain stinks!!!