The other day I created a nice, new hand signal between me and my maker. Allow me to explain. At the end of my prayer, I like to include a short prayer of what I call “joining.” It could be called a prayer of “co-mission.” Basically to let God know “again” that it is my desire to “join” Him in his mission here on earth. If fact, that should always be the end result of what we have been praying earlier….that it ALL should flow with the river of His activity.
Anyway….back to my hand gesture….I simply raised my arms straight out forward, then intertwined my fingers from both hands while keeping them straight out as well. Pretty simple, I admit. But that’s all it takes. For me, this works well as a closing gesture. It represents the blending together of two streams…..of my will and His. It also feels like I’m just about to dive into a beautiful pool of water. Since I’ve already prayed this prayer many, many times….I don’t need to spend time going over it again. I just do my little hand sign and I feel like God completely understands what I’m trying to say. And of course, it is more a reminder for me than it is for Him, anyway. Try it out. Invent your own hand signal for something else. Let me know what you come up with.