Billy Joel Taught Me How To Pray

I thought this would be a good one to revisit for Lent. Trying to be intentional in our prayer lives can be much like the process of songwriting.



Rick Lee James

A few years ago with the blurry eyes of an early morning I sat down in front of my television with a bowl of cereal in my hand. It was just another day for me and I was just about to go to work. I didn’t expect to have a spiritual revelation but I guess you could say that I was pretty hungry spiritually. By that I mean, I was feeling a little stale in my life and was keeping my antenna up, hoping to find something fresh in my spiritual walk.

Now I am not the world’s biggest Billy Joel fan. I mean, sure, who doesn’t like a little ‘Piano Man’ or ‘Uptown Girl’ on occasion but I certainly would not consider myself an expert on the man or his music. However, as I was surfing the channels that early morning, Billy Joel sitting at a piano being interviewed…

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