On Monday night I had the pleasure of seeing Kevin Kling at the Guthrie Theater. The Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log was exactly what I needed after being sick most of the weekend.
Kevin told many funny stories, but my favorite saying was “So I prayed to God to ask Jesus to tell Santa…” and I think it so clearly explains a Lutheran child’s thoughts behind Christmas. You know its important to pray to God, and you know Jesus is the reason for Christmas, but you still put the request in Santa’s hands.
- Oh please, oh please, oh please
- Get me out of here
- Thank you, thank you, thank you.
The oh please oh please oh please prayers are for the toy you really want. The “Get me out of here” that generally applies to Middle School, or any other time you wander a little too far and need some help finding the right path.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Is a harder prayer. Especially to pray when times are tough.
I wish I could say that I’m focusing on the “thank you” prayer. But I still find myself saying “oh please” far too often. And I’ve definitely said “get me out of here.” Especially recently. But here’s hoping in 2016 I can have a little better perspective and see the things worth thanking God for.
What prayers are you saying these days?
What Christmas concert/events do you have in the last week or so before Christmas?