Dear baby Jesus...

I have to be honest, when I hear some people pray- or more specifically, when I listen to what people say and how they say it when they are 'praying' I can't 'pray' with them. I don't know, I just get too distracted if someone changes their voice or starts to say strange things when they're talking to God. Apart from rank theological faux pas, (i.e. "thank you heavenly father that you died on the cross for my sins"....ACK!!! news flash: the Father didn't die on the cross, and it wasn't FOR sins, etc. etc.) probably the most debilitating pray-ers are those who continually repeat some form of address (i.e. "Dear Lord and heavenly father, we thank you Lord Jesus, for this food loving God, and for the sunshine dear God...etc. etc.).
What we say and how we say it when we are 'praying' REALLY indicates our perception of God. And frankly, some people have a very weird, co-dependent, deaf, identity crisis, weak, troubled "God."

Although it is hyperbole, this hilarious clip is not too far off the truth:




After the 'vocative' (the address of God) use the term "you."

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