A conversation between the little one and myself, after I saw her sitting in the corner of the kitchen…
So you’re there.
You’re either at church, homegroup, or some other christian gathering, and you’re being prayed for. You may be surrounded by a group of people, or you may be in a corner of a room, either way you are the focus of the spiritual attention. Whatever you do. Don’t think about the following when you’re being prayed for:
- How attractive that woman / man praying for you might be – and why are they holding your hand anyway?
- Has the oven timer started ok? You dont want the dinner to be burnt / cold.
- Why is that persons hand so warm and clammy?
- Why does that person push down on your shoulder so hard?
- Rating peoples prayers out of 10. Don’t do this. Its not cool.
- Who’s that smell?
- “What on earth did they mean by that?”
- Mentally correct their grammar in your head.
- Whats the most prayerful way to be standing? Are you in the most holy position? Does God smile more with my arms up or my arms down?
- The feeling of regret that comes with having that hot curry 45 minutes before the meeting began.
Any more that you can suggest?
Back in 2012, The Sofa looked at a Prayer booth installed for nervous students at Manchester University*. Well it seems the prayer booth has gone on tour, and is now being installed at Stuttgart Airport in Germany. Perfect for nervous airplane passengers just before take off!
According to premier.org.uk:
A spokesman for Stuttgart Airport’s told Associated Press (AP) its third terminal has a new prayer booth. There are 300 prayers from various religions in 65 different languages available.
Johannes Schumm, the airport’s spokesman, said: “Often, passengers still have a bit of time before their departure at the gate.
“The prayer booth is an offer by the airport’s chaplains to provide a moment of contemplation.”
The former photo booth includes the Christian Lord’s Prayer and American TV preachers on the touch-screen display.
The booth is free of charge and will be available for three months at Stuttgart Airport’s boarding area next to Gate 310.
Read more over at premier.org.uk.
We one appearing in Manchester a few years ago, and now one in Germany, I wonder if there is just the one Prayer Booth which tours around the place, or if there’s a small army of Prayer Booths around the world?
*In fact I’ve used the photo from Manchester above.
The Thoughts & Prayers App: When you want people to know that you care.
Part of me wants this to be an actual thing…