... in getting stuck
I was trying to help some people to pray.
I don’t often get the opportunity and I had prepared carefully, but the day was particularly busy. When that happens, I go into professional mode, focussing on the need to get everything done on time and in the right order. I started the prayer by showing folk a picture (always a safe option), we talked about the picture briefly then went into chapel to pray. Afterwards I spoke some more, and that’s when it happened. Suddenly I just knew I had said quite the wrong things and spoiled the whole session. Fortunately, this has happened to me before and I know that these are moments when the Holy Spirit joins the conversation. I don‘t regret what I said, and I value the insight I got later as to what to do next time.