This is a light sketch on prayer.
Kristi: Oh, dear friend. I love You! I love You! I love You! You have been so, so good to me. Love You! Love You! Love You! I’m alive! I’m alive! I’m alive! And I love, love, love You!
The Friend: Thanks, I love you, too, and I was…
Kristi: I’m so glad You’re my friend. You are such a sweet friend.
The Friend: OK, but I thought maybe we could…
Kristi: How do I love Thee? Let me count the ways!
The Friend: I just thought maybe we could have some time together to talk about…
Kristi: I lift my voice to honor You, O great and wonderful friend.
The Friend: How are you doing? I noticed you’ve been struggling in several different relationships and…
Kristi: You are above it all! (looks at her watch) Oops! I have to be going.
(Kristi exits. Erin enters, then notices the friend.)
Erin: Oh, Hi! Hey that reminds me. I had a couple of things I need to talk with You about ”like my finances. Do You think You could get me that raise they’ve been dangling over my head for the past two years? My sis- ter is freaked out over her marriage. Jim’s driving her nuts, and they might get divorced.
The Friend: I see, but I wanted to…
Erin: And I have a crick in my neck. Could You work on that for me? And the missionar- ies…I hear they need some help.
The Friend: Which ones?
Erin: All of them. Right? Oh, there’s my cell phone. (talking on the phone as she exits) Oh, Hi Joe, I’m glad you called back. I’m bored stiff with you out of town. Let me catch you up on what’s going on in my life.
(Erin exits. Carly enters.)
Carly: OK. Here it goes. I don’t have much to talk about. Just the same old same old. I only have a few seconds before I need to get back to work. It’s important stuff I’m dealing with today, so make it snappy. Anything? I’m wait- ing. Good. Hopefully we can meet again tomorrow.
(Carly exits. Jerry enters.)
The Friend: (to audience) Now there was a girl with an agenda.
Jerry: Hi. It’s me. Here’s my list: new tires better job help Bob heal toe Aunt Tabitha and her spleen the weather our preacher good grades for Michael all the third world countries, and the stock market
The Friend: But I need to talk to you about something that’s…
Jerry: Hold on. Let me check my list. Did I mention heal toe?
The Friend: Yes. I heard that one.
Jerry: That’s the right big toe ”some kind of wart thingy.
The Friend: I’ll see what I can do. (Jerry exits. Pat enters.)
Pat: Oh, Thou my friend of all friends. Thee whose holiness and righteous bulwarks are thus numerous upon Thy earthen sod. Wilt Thou, as the great being of my life, giveth grace to all who need Thee. And causeth all sundry blessing to fall before Thy throne.
The Friend: Say what?
Pat: Amen and Amen.
The Friend: (to audience) That’s Greek for over and out. (to Pat) Is that all?
Pat: Yes, quite. (Pat exits.)
The Friend: Good. Have a nice day. (Karie enters)
Karie: Good morning. It’s me again. I have so much I need to tell You! Can You come with me?
The Friend: (to audience) Finally. (to Karie) I thought you’d never ask. Let’s go.