I was mystified by some of the posts from my Facebook friends, until I realized:
"Hoping for a better day and for the strength to do the right things," a friend says, without further explanation.
"Pressing my own reset button and learning how to breathe again," writes another friend, who also appears to be mixing up her Facebook friends, who haven't a clue what she's talking about, with God, who presumably does.
"Every single one of you is on my friend list as a result of a conscious decision. I wanted you there! I am not only glad to count you as friends, but also family. Copy & paste this as your status if you cherish family & friendship. Thank you for being part of my life!"
You are welcome, my child.
Yes, people are praying to their Facebook friends, as if those dozens or hundreds of people form the face of God, and the ears. They're praying they are not alone. They're praying they're not the only one who feels the way they do. They're praying they are loved.
I'm a humanist. Praying to people actually makes sense to me.
So keep on praying, Facebook friends.
We're listening. And, for the most part, liking.