Saturday, May 21, 2016

In the name of the Father...

It has often been said that short prayers can be the most powerful!  The curious introspective nature of my Dad.  I can remember him  making the sign of the cross often  in doubles. As if to finish one  prayer,  and then move on to the next.   But never a word spoken...
So,  what was he praying,  I wondered ?   Just what was this silent  conversation he was having with his God above?

There was none.

His LIFE .... was his prayer and his testament to his Father and Savior.  Not words,  but actions....and perhaps  a subtle and humbled request for guidance .
Words mean little sometimes,   but they can prompt action.    It was his actions in life that were his prayer to his Father above.

And so,  as he blessed himself even  as he rose from his bed at dawn, his eyes cracking open  to resumed consciousness.  Before lifting his feet to the side of the bed and into his slippers....he would make the sign of the Cross and  utter this simple prayer.... "  In the name of the Father,  and of the Son,    and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.  "

  And then he lived his life, in just  that manner..
...in the name of the Father.....