Surprisingly, it’s a grey day here in the normally sun-drenched Pacific Northwest. Someone said to me that they were “glad to have the moisture,” and that sent me into a ruminative tailspin, for “moisture” is one of those prayer terms that just makes me giggle.
When used in prayer, “moisture” strikes me as crazily inappropriate or bizarre, unless you are referring to a Duncan-Hines cake sitting on the table in front of you. In addition to “we thank Thee for the moisture…,” I have heard the variant of “precipitation,” which is thankfully more meteorological than “moisture,” but snicker-worthy nonetheless. It is one step away from thanking the Maker for the low-pressure zone circulating over the Pacific trough.
What prayer phrases give you the giggles?
Should you feel inclined to censure a post that pokes fun at the Saints, spare me your wrath – I know full well that it’s an awful, awful thing to make fun of oft-repeated phrases in prayers. But if the Lord didn’t want us to make fun of such things, He wouldn’t have made them so funny.