Thursday, February 19, 2009

Jesus Christ, Shepherd of Judea Part III: Prayer

"Jesus Christ, Shepherd of Judea " , that's a very familiar exclamation to readers of the Sookie Stackhouse books and I have been exploring churches, religion, the Bible and prayer in the Sookie books.

Sookie is a Christian believer and regularly attends the Glen Cragie Methodist church in Bon Temps. She frequently talks of her faith, the Bible, prayer and attending church.
I have really enjoyed exploring this aspect of the Sookie Stackhouse books. My past post on this topics can be found here ( Churches and Bible )


Bk 3
I took a deep breath, blew it out, and tried to think of an appropriate prayer. God, don't let me scream too loud seemed kind of weak and negative.

"The call came in time," I told Eric. He closed his eyes and seemed to be offering up a prayer. I wondered to whom Eric prayed.

Bk 5
Finally, I felt relaxed, and when I crawled into my bed I had achieved peace through pampering. Sleep came upon me in such a rush that I didn't finish my prayers.

After I said my prayers, I reviewed my day. It had been so full of incident that I got tired trying to remember everything.

He bowed his head and said a silent prayer while I sat quietly. I wondered to whom the prayer was addressed. ( this is the visit to Calvin in the hospital)

Bk 6
We said a brief prayer and began eating. Jason didn't dig in with his usual gusto. Since the hamburger tasted good to me, I figured whatever was on his mind was important. I couldn't read it out of his brain. Since my brother had become a Were, his thoughts had not been as clear to me.

Bk 8
When I crawled into bed, I said my prayers, trying to put Quinn at the top of the list.

After I climbed into bed and said my prayers, I lay there awake for quite a while. I was pondering the undeniable truth that the most powerful vampire in the state of Louisiana, at this very point in time, was Eric Northman, my blood-bonded, once-upon-a-time lover.

I said about a million prayers before I went to sleep that night, but none of them ended up making me feel any better.