My years in Catholic school taught me conclusively that all prayers are answered. A lot of the time, the answer is no. But that is certainly an answer.
One doesn’t have to be a believer in a higher power to get the benefit of prayer. Affirmations are secular prayers and one on the most vocal proponents of this practice is Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert.
I feel like I’ve been the beneficiary of a lot of prayers. My grandmother was always praying for gainful employment for me and her 15 other grandchildren. It always worked.
My mother does the same for her four grandchildren. The results speak for themselves.
Last summer I spent a couple of days with the Dominican Sisters of New York. This portrait of Sister Pat in the chapel was one of my favorites.
I heard that there were a lot of prayers for a positive outcome and a safe journey for me and the creative team.
That project was my best gig in 2019. Draw your own conclusion.
If you need some prayers, the Dominicans take requests. So do I.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.