The Biscuit Prayer

I have experienced it many times… my friends have experienced it many times… I may have even caused one a few times…. The biscuit prayer…

What is a biscuit prayer you ask.  Well the premise is simple; while the name came from one of my youth leaders.

The biscuit prayer: “a prayer that is so long that you could figuratively go grab a biscuit from somewhere, have time to eat it, and have time to return before the prayer is over.”

Maybe you know it as the prayer where you fall asleep.

Maybe you know it as the prayer where you find yourself thinking about an amusement park before hearing “amen”.

Whatever you do… it is the really long prayer where you lose focus.

It happens to all of us.

But how do we stop that?

Well, I think I have two solutions…

1)      Pray shorter prayers.  I think we all have A.D.D. with all of the tv that we watch.

2)      Pray on your own rather than trying to pray along with the corporate prayer.

Both of these have seemed to help me.  I believe if we don’t find a solution soon, we will still find ourselves waking up to “amen” wondering how long we were out taking a nap…

Anyone else have a solution?

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