Praying

Praying, by Mary Oliver

It doesn’t have to be
the blue iris, it could be
weeds in a vacant lot, or a few
small stones; just
pay attention, then patch

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a few words together and don’t try
to make them elaborate, this isn’t
a contest but the doorway

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into thanks, and a silence in which
another voice may speak.

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During times such as these when I have more time to myself than ususal, I find my prayer becomes simpler, more of an entering into silence, being present and aware and listening, an openness to the voice of God within.

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“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” (Mark 1:35)

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1 thought on “Praying

  1. Profoundly beautiful!

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