We made sure that she did not pray for a meal whenever aunt Dorothy was around.
Her prayers are long, and she does not leave out anyone, including the supermarket attendants, in her prayers.
The food will get cold, the stomachs will rumble, and the children will cry, but that doe not deter aunt Dorothy. An hour is the least you can hope for when she is praying for a meal or any prayer. I remember a day that we had a family gathering, and she made sure she was the one to pray for dinner. An hour later, she showed no sign of finishing, and the cooling specialist who was supposed to fix the dual fuel system arrived. My brother went to the cooling tech and led him to the heat pump and the other unit since it had cooling issues. We had called the homeowner solutions business earlier in the day, and from the plan we had for the day, we would finish our meal by two in the afternoon, just in time when the home services person showed up. The cooling workman replaced the thermostat and fixed the system to help with indoor comfort. The new replacement was a smart thermostat that we could operate from our phones. When she noticed the guy from the home comfort business, she told us that we needed to buy quality HVAC and apply some of her energy-saving help tips, and we would barely need to call the professionals. According to her, it was our fault it broke down in the first place because we were not diligent in prayer. Even a short prayer should be half an hour and nothing less in her books.