I recently started e-mailing God. Before you get the whole e-mail scene with Jim Carrey in Bruce Almighty in your mind…just hear me out.
When I speak my prayers, I lose track of my thoughts. They get jumbled and I stumble over my words. When I say my prayers silently in my head, things get even more convoluted. And if I’m in bed…I ALWAYS end up falling asleep before saying “Amen.”
Lots of people do prayer journaling. We actually talked about this a few weeks ago in our Sunday School class. Writing with pen and paper is time-consuming for me (not a good excuse, I know) and my hand starts hurting after a while (are you convinced that I’m a wimp, yet?). Plus, I can never find my journals.
But I am on the computer quite frequently throughout the day. Many of my communications with friends now happen via the internet…which is somewhat discouraging to me at times, but everybody is busy and it is convenient. So if I’m supposed to talk to God like a friend, why not e-mail???
It seems kind of silly, I know…but at least this way I’ll be (a) communicating with God and (b) keeping a record of my prayers. I find it to be such a faith-builder to look back on old prayers and see how God has worked through them!
This must be much more common than I thought because when I went to set up a separate account for e-mails to God, many of the “dear God” type addresses were already taken!