You Can't Always Get What You Want

Teach us to pray. What does that mean? How do you teach someone to pray? Does it require bowing my head, closing my eyes tightly, and repeating words written by someone who doesn’t know me?
At 17, I didn’t know that was missing from the church in which I was raised. And maybe it isn’t missing. Maybe it was just lost in the pageantry of that style of service. The point is, it was lost on me. Aside from the community I felt singing in the choir with my family and eating piroshki prepared by the Sisterhood, I didn’t connect…

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