I’ve heard them called “ear worms.” Those songs that get stuck in your head. One line that loops over and over until you want to scream. There is a billboard in terminal B at DIA that did me in the last time I traveled. A picture of a man, Mr. Robinson, with the quote, “And here’s to you, Mr. Robinson.” I spent the next day and a half singing the Simon & Garfunkel lyrics.
And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson,
Jesus loves you more than you will know. Oh, oh, oh.
God bless you, please Mrs. Robinson.
Heaven holds a place for those who pray,
Hey, hey, hey
“Heaven holds a place for those who pray.” At some point during that day and a half, I began to connect the dots. Ear worms can be prayer. And, when one is in a posture of spiritual receptivity and intentional listening, ear worms can be a spiritual discipline.
One perspective of prayer is that we are invited to join the eternal conversation already in progress. The communication among the Father, Son and Spirit has always been happening. In Christ, we are invited to enter into the communion that is already occurring in the heavenly places.
The eternal conversation is also happening within believers. Prayer is often considered something we “do.” I believe it is something we “receive.”
By day the Lord directs his love,
At night his song is with me--
A prayer to the God of my life. Ps 42:8
Lord, sing your song in my subconscious until my distracted mind and heart wakens to your music. Then, courage Lord. Courage to hear and courage to respond. . . . Amen