“So, how do you pray right now?” she asks, “Mostly prayers on the fly?”

“Yes,” I say, thankful to hear that my repetitive refrains of “please, please, please” count for something. 

“Laundry can be a time for prayer,” she offers, “holding each person in prayer as you fold their clothes.” 

It’s not a new idea and based on the basket-fulls at our house, has the real possibility of moving me toward sainthood. 

“I’ve heard of that,” I say.  Then I add, “When I fold the kids’ clothes, I think of them and I can feel my compassion for them welling up inside of me.  I feel like that’s something like prayer, do you think so?”

“Yes,” she says, “that is prayer.”

This post is linked with Five Minute Friday.  Click over to read most posts on the prompt “laundry.”

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