Prayer is as individual as people. We asked a number of Sentinel readers to tell us how they pray. In particular, we wanted to know how they might have prayed in surprising or unconventional ways. What follows is part one of how they responded. Look for part two next week.

PRAY ANY WAY YOU CAN

A friend gave me some wonderful advice many years ago—"When you feel like you can't pray the prayer you think you should pray, pray any way you can." That meant, to me, don't get hung up on thinking that there's some official way to pray. Just jump in wholeheartedly and turn your thought to God, and God will meet you right where you are.

When I look back on the many approaches I've used to "jump in," it's obvious that the words I used were less significant than turning to God humbly as a child sincerely expecting to hear Him, willing to accept unconditionally what I would hear.

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