Little Stuff

February 5th, 2012 Posted in photo, writing

I had a conversation with someone recently about what we should talk to God about when we pray. He was of the opinion that we should talk about what he called “the big stuff” — the really important things — and not bother God about smaller concerns.

I told him I respected his not wanting to bother God with a lot of “details,” but reminded him that Jesus never restricted prayer only to matters of great significance. On the contrary, there’s no list of acceptable or unacceptable things to talk to God about, and there’s no limit to the number of times we can bring things up.

As a matter of fact, though we commonly say, “The devil is in the details,” the details of our lives also the places where we can find God. God cares about us; according to Jesus, God has counted the hairs on our heads. Surely he’s interested in those things that concern us, even if we may think they are too small.

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