“Prayer is what greases the friction between us,
lubricating around the grit & flecks of irritability
that work themselves into the system,
preventing the normal wear & tear of life
from causing us to grate against or rub on one another.
Instead we maintain our fluid motions, our synchronized interconnections.
Prayer helps us stay focused on bigger things,
on much more eternal things than the petty stuff
that threatens to puff itself up beyond actual size
and become some huge deal it doesn’t deserve to be.
In prayer we experience the kind of hard-fought peace
that unites us into an army of soldiers for Christ.”