Anne Lamott in Travelling Mercies. “Here are the two best prayers I know: “Help me, help me, help me” and “Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
Sometimes when one is exhausted, overwhelmed and overwrought that is all one is capable of. Isn’t it amazing that it qualifies as prayer?
Anne Lamott–”Sometimes if I’m praying for discernment, when I’m really stuck and I don’t know which way to turn–or, most likely, when I absolutely can’t let go of something that’s driving me nuts, then the way I hear is this kind of Holy Spirit nudge on my heart, where all of a sudden I have the answer. It always makes me laugh that it’s so obvious.”
I have had that experience often. It’s amazing how prayer sharpens the IQ!