The laying of hands on a person in prayer is a Christian moment that I hope everyone gets to experience. It is completely organic in nature and is normally done when you discern that a person in your midst is in crisis, afraid of what’s to come, anxious, needs a boost of courage or is crying in need. You get that uniquely human touch that you are yearning for in our socially distant media culture at a time when you could just really use a personal encounter of human caring. You get prayers from friends and absolute strangers said over you, about you, for you made in an impromptu moment of time that stands still just for you. And you become fully aware that prayer doesn’t evaporate and disappear on you, it goes on and up and is held in the presence of God for you for all time.
“For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20