Tea and Conversation 15: Prayer


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Today in my meditation I’m thinking about Eternal Curse and I’m writing about: Why prayer?

In case you didn’t know, my ECS is about the intermingling of humans with angels and demons. Maybe I’m just not cool enough for the “in” crowd, but it irritates me when people complain about the one prayer that appears in my story. All religions aside, unless I’m missing something, how else would someone who believes in a god communicate with it, if not through prayer?

Yes, this is a highly spiritual story and most of the ideas are based on Christian theology, but I’m not writing a parable. This isn’t a bible story and no one is being converted. Why is this so difficult for people to grasp?

Let’s take into consideration characters like Marvel’s Nightcrawler. This character is a Roman Catholic and isn’t quiet about it, yet he still has a huge following. Then there are other character that are associated with Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and other gods, to which prayer is needed in order to bring forth their powers. Oh and what about that show, Supernatural? Those Winchester boys aren’t exactly saints, but every time they get into a bind, they pray to Castiel and he comes running to their aid.

Maybe it’s not prayer that people have a problem with; perhaps it’s the idea of being associated with a particular religion. In any case, the prayer fits into this story; it belongs there and I’m holding firm to my decision to include it. Also, I won’t back down from including others down the road if they too fit into the story.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. If you like it let me know and share it with others. See you next time, Toi Thomas. #thetoiboxofwords

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Toi Thomas

I like reading, writing, cooking, dancing, movies, and music. I'm a big kid and choose to see the world in my own special way. Yes, I'm educated, but I haven't let that stop me from being who I want to be. I'm a wife, teacher, author, blogger, and more.

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