I have no scriptural evidence to support this, but I feel like God especially enjoys those prayers where something happens during the prayer that causes everyone to crack up. But everyone is trying their hardest to hold in the laughter until the end of the prayer because they don’t want to offend the person that’s praying. Then, you wonder if the person praying is aware of what’s going on or is he/she actually such a good person that he/she is totally oblivious to any and all distractions like your cousin Charli hitting the fork that was sitting on her plate in the perfect catapult position and launching potato salad all over her hair and the couch behind her. The person that was praying - or more specifically, saying the blessing - this time probably did notice because it was his daughter that was threatening to crack us all up. He’s heard that embarrassed gasp of hers thousands of times and that’s probably why the prayer seemed to be sped up after the catapulted potato salad - so that he could survey the damage. That’s the best part about these prayers. During the prayer, everything is auditory. You hear something like a metal fork meeting granite countertop with considerable force, followed by your cousin’s gasp, followed by the clang of the fork meeting the wood floor. You hear all of this, but you don’t open your eyes because you’re not a heathen. But you’ve heard this ruckus and now your imagination is teaming up with your ears to try and paint a mental picture of what has just happened. Usually, the result is quite humorous, especially since you know that Charli is the clumsiest and most accident prone of the cousins. Thus, the insanely difficult challenge of suppressing your laughter until the prayer is over. And you hear all of your other cousins trying not to die laughing. Now, we have the second explanation of why these incidents are so hilarious. We all know that the harder you try not to laugh, the funnier the situation becomes. So, when your Uncle David has finally uttered the “amen,” everyone’s eyes and mouths burst open, simultaneously taking in what has happened and letting out the laughter. And trust me, this time, what actually happened matched up perfectly with what we had pictured in our minds.