July 18, 2007 5:15am CST
When i was very young, my friends and I were often trying to diet, our motto was : a moment on the lips is a lifetime on the hips. It meant that an act that took just an instant could remain with you forever. I like to apply this phrase to the process of prayer. A prayer takes just a matter of seconds to utter, but its influence in our lives on our behavior on our hearts on our perceptions can be permanent. A moment on our lips is a lifetime on our souls. A simple prayer can change us, can lead us on the path to healing ourselves and the world. So pray, please pray for peace, pray for healing, pray for advances in science, pray for the goodness, pray for everything.