12 Aug
Prayer is not
simply a stirring;
that is part of it, but too little.
It is rather the returning of a voice
which will not, at first,
be heard from afar
but speaks instead in deeper communion.
It is the turning aside to a friend
who has seen it all,
known it all,
and the murmured vulnerabilities
that there speak our hearts’ desires
(albeit often poorly, and
with failing, flailing words.)
True, those whispers may, unknown, loosen 
hard ground – for even the rocks may yet cry out.
Yet we who, averting our gaze
towards another object,
may find in our turning a deeper strength.
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Posted by on 12/08/2013 in God


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