“Lord, teach me to pray, that I might learn to pray, love to pray, feel the need to pray, and pray more often.”
I kept these words of Mother Teresa above my kitchen sink for years. Every time I was at the sink, the words reminded me to pray and offer up the concerns of the day. I’m not sure when the water-stained, wrinkled piece of paper was finally too battered to read and was finally removed, but by that time, the words were an echo in my heart and life: “….learn to pray, love to pray, feel the need to pray…”
I hope that this image of Mother Teresa will inspire all who see it to remember to pray, offering up their concerns to the One who has taken all of our troubles upon Himself. My experience has lead me to know that no prayer placed upon the cross in this way will be wasted.