How to Use Three Little Dots ∴ in Prayer

How to Use Three Little Dots  ∴ in Prayer


by Brenda Wood

I don’t remember much from my high school math classes and some might say that they were a waste of time. Those folks don’t know how often I’ve used one of the symbols I learned there. Three little dots,  ∴ placed in the shape of a triangle stand for the word therefore.

I’d spend ages working on a problem before I could write a clear conclusion that went something like this. Because of thus and so  ∴ (therefore) such and such is true. I don’t do fancy math anymore, but every time I see the word therefore in scripture, I mark it with those three little dots. Then I study to see what the therefore is there for.

Paul had a problem to solve and this is his conclusion.

 Therefore will I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake, for when I am weak, then I am strong (2 Corinthians 12:10,KJV).

 God’s grace + Paul’s weakness = Christ’s Power
 (Therefore) when Paul is weak, he is strong in Christ.

Tired, worn out and weak kneed from prayer? Struggling with family issues? Let’s draw our strength from Christ while he does a little math in our lives!


Lord, may the three little dots of therefore, remind us what you are there for….  In Jesus’ Name. Amen


God’s grace + Paul’s weakness = Christ’s Power  ∴ (Therefore) when Paul is weak, he is strong in Christ. (tweet this)


Brenda J. Wood

A popular motivational speaker, Brenda, of Barrie, Ontario is known for her common sense wisdom, sense of humour and quirky comments. Brenda especially enjoys speaking at women’s retreats and conferences, community events, Mops, World Day of Prayer, and Stonecroft Ministries.

A prolific author, her current books include:

The Big Red Chair: a children’s book dealing with the loss of a grandparent.
Meeting Myself: Snippets from a Fractured Mind:  the author’s recovery from abuse and eating disorders.
Hearts Under Construction: A motivational cookbook designed to feed both body and soul
Heartfelt: 366 Devotions for Common Sense Living.
God, Gluttony and You: a Bible Study dealing with our relationship to food.
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