Anne Lamott: On Prayer

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Here are the two best prayers I know: Help me, help me, help me and Thank you, thank you, thank you. ā€” Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott on Prayer: Here are the two best prayers I know: Help me, help me, help me and Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Actually, Anne is wrong. Thank you, thank you, thank you is a valid and valuable prayer. But help me, help me, help me is the wrong spirit for a prayer.

A better prayer? Bless me, bless me, bless me. Help me suggests that you are weak and incapable. Bless me simply asks for a blessing. No denigration of yourself.

Here are the two best prayers I know: Help me, help me, help me and Thank you, thank you, thank you. ā€” Anne Lamott Click To Tweet
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