Thursday Thirteen #18 – Sending you hugs!
Do you pray everyday? I don’t. At least not in a way that I speak to God directly. I’m pretty sure though that I send up one form of prayer or another, on a daily basis.
Like, when I say: Ingat or “take care.” Usually to someone on their way home from work, or to my dad on his way back from a trip. What I think I really mean is – “Lord, take care of him/her.”
I don’t devote a specific time of day to just have conversations with God. I used to pray every night though – just to give thanks mostly and that was a long time ago. I didn’t just decide to stop praying, it just happened.
I belong to this online group where women just chat about anything and everything. It is not strange to have someone talk about an illness she has, or something that a family member is getting treatment for. Even when I don’t pray a lot, I find myself responding to their emails and saying that they’ll be in my prayers. Sometimes I feel bad doing that, because I don’t really pray, so I just say they’ll be in my thoughts.
But then I realize, that when I do read what they say, and when I reply back about sending a quick prayer on their behalf – I actually am praying for them.
The way I see it, whoever God we pray to, He can hear us whenever we call out – in whatever manner.
When blog hopping, I find myself to be more conscious about comments I leave. I rarely say that i will pray for someone because not everyone believes in prayer. So when I read a post and I feel compelled to reach out and just say something – I just leave/send out virtual hugs. I’m not so good with words, you see, and I know that nothing I say will be truly comforting. And somehow I feel that hugs would be better when truly meant. I feel that a hug may mean as much to the giver, as to the receiver.
Here are 13 graphics to give out HUGS (or just to say “I’m here if you need anything”):
What about you, do you leave comments saying you’ll be praying for someone and really do? Oh, do you feel that when a blog friend leaves you hugs, she really means it?
Anyway, if you’re playing TT, leave a link so I can visit you too 🙂
Spread the hugs!
**Checkout my previous TT’s here and here.
October 30, 2008 @ 2:26 pm
No, I never pray, but I wish the best for everyone which comes to pretty much the same thing.
October 31, 2008 @ 1:28 am
i pray on a daily basis, but mostly it’s more like a “running dialog” with God. i do have more “formal” prayer times though…..generally in the morning and at night before i go to sleep.
October 31, 2008 @ 2:07 am
I do pray, but its not a formal type prayer. It’s more of a calling to the angels watching over.
Cute hugs!! (((BIG HUGS))) back!
October 31, 2008 @ 5:15 am
It’s been many years since I prayed, but I think I wish people good often – a kind of praying, I suppose.
On a limb with Claudia
October 31, 2008 @ 5:53 am
How wonderful! I love your hugs. And what a great gift to share.
October 31, 2008 @ 6:24 am
Great hugs there. And yes, I do pray. If I tell someone I’m praying for them I do it right then, as I’m mighty forgetful.
October 31, 2008 @ 7:53 am
* hugs to you too *
Here’s my TT # 52. Thanks!
October 31, 2008 @ 7:54 am
Hugs right back at ya. I like the dancing flower graphic. Very cute!
October 31, 2008 @ 8:16 am
I know just what you mean. I spend a lot of time doing this ((((( ))))) These graphics could be very handy.
October 31, 2008 @ 11:18 am
While I don’t pray everyday, I do consider myself spiritual.
I am not a hugger my any means. I think it is cultural, and we weren’t a big hugging family. When someone does a virtual “hug”…I see it as a reaching out in a positive way…something I probably can benefit from !
Thanksf for visiting my TT.
October 31, 2008 @ 7:26 pm
Beautiful TT. It’s always nice to reflect on what we are thankful for. Thanks for sharing and stopping my my place.
October 31, 2008 @ 11:36 pm
Cute graphics. I do pray, but sometimes I don’t say that in comments, because like you said, not everyone believes in prayer.
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October 31, 2008 @ 11:59 pm
Thanks for these very creative treats. I just have someone in mind when I saw one graphic here. Have a wonderful day…and yes, I do believe in prayers…
November 2, 2008 @ 6:39 pm
Great thoughts. I pray every day in one form or fashion!
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