Friday, November 13, 2009

Pet Peeve Phriday

Today’s pet pheeve is prayer requests. But lest you think I’m totally heartless, not just any prayer requests. I’m talking about those pathetic ones, usually sent via an email that has been forwarded about 100 times by bored housewives, which involve some lame request.

You know the kind:

Subject: Urgent Prayer request

Sent: 1/12/09

To: Entire Inbox

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ. I just received a desperate call from my second cousin twice removed on my step-father’s side of the family. I may have told you about them in an urgent prayer request last week. That is the side of the family from Boise who has been in the refuge removal business for generations.

Anyway my cousin, Ida Mae, was at the Piggly Wiggly supermarket and ran into her prom date from high school (I’m sure I’ve told you about Billy Ray, such a sad story) and he was all distraught. It seems that his third wife’s niece, Bambi, has an entrance exam for cosmetology school in the morning and she is very nervous about it. This will be the fourth time she has taken it and I believe five is the limit.

Bambi is the pride and last hope of the family. She is already an assistant hostess at the Double T dinner (midnight to 8am shift) but she has had her heart set on cosmetology school since that Christmas so many years ago when she was given a Barbie Style Salon Play Set.

So I ask all prayer warriors out there to lift up our sister Barbie in prayer. Let’s storm the gates of heaven dear sisters. Fire up those votive candles.

Amen and God Bless

So spare me the prayer requests for sick cats (that’s a blessing), a painful hang nail, for your toddler to get into a private preschool...I’ve got more than enough to pray for here at home as it is.

But do send on any requests involving serious illness, financial difficulties, teenager in trouble, doubts of faith etc...

Or you can send any and all prayer requests to my wife. She will pray for anyone anytime for any reason. Her list of intentions before the family rosary takes longer to recite then the actual rosary. We finally had to install a 10-intention or less express rosary option.

And yes I do know that I have a long stint in purgatory coming my way :P


Sam said...

praying for you and your sardonic, sarcastic, self!!!

Mike in CT said...

Can we still email you pictures made up completely of punctuation marks of teddy bears holding roses?

Rob said...

Mike - Anyone that has The Godfather, The princess Bride and Blazing Saddles listed as favorite movies can send me whatever they want

Jo Flemings said...

LoL!I have missed these! I love how you talk about Sam- no one who reads what you write about her can help but love her!

momto5minnies said...

Your smart, caring wife pretty much said what I was going to say ;)

I've never been in a Piggly Wiggly. Please pray that I don't step foot in one. Just sounds a little off to me.

laurazim said...

You must know that not only did I grow up shopping at the Piggly Wiggly (which was only a block from my house), but there is one in the town in which I now live. And the one 40 minutes north of here? It has hitching posts for the Amish to tie their horses to. No, really. And quit laughing.

As for prayer requests....if you click my blog link, scroll down to West Coast Steins. Pray for AJ and Sarah. They need it.


PS--we don't shop at the Piggly Wiggly anymore. But that's another story.