A young boy, perhaps 5 or 6 years old, climbs up on his father’s lap. He leans his head on his father’s chest and listens quietly to his heartbeat. After a few moments he lifts his head slightly.
“I have an ouchie. Wanna see my ouchie?”
“Sure. Tell me about it.”
“Look. See. Can you make it better?”
“Of course I can. You’ll see”
The father gently strokes his son’s hair and whispers something under his breath.
The young boy leans his head back on his father’s chest and listens to his heartbeat.
“Daddy, I love you.”
“I love you too – very much.”
This is the conversation our Father wants to have with us – genuine and intimate.
This is prayer.