Thanks! Oops! Gimme! Wow! Is Anyone Actually Listening?

UU minister Rev. Rudy Nemser is reported to have said that there are essentially four types of prayer which he expressed humorously as “Thanks! Oops! Gimme! and Wow!” In stricter liturgical language that translates to Prayers of Thanksgiving, Contrition, Petition, and Praise. This Sunday, Trish Ramey, with a little help from retired UU minister Rev. Gary Smith from Concord, Massachusetts, will dig into what prayer is for her, for some UUs, and whether it even matters if anyone is actually listening.