10/21/14

Pause for Prayer: TUESDAY 10/21

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Sometimes when I want to pray
I picture sitting with you, Lord,
on a park bench, on a fine October day:
the falling leaves, a carpet on the ground...

Sometimes we just sit there, Lord, 

just the two of us,
in a moment made holy
by the quiet...

Or I pour out my heart to you

and share my cares and worries
while you listen 
and gently wipe away my tears...

Sometimes I savor memories 

of joyful, peaceful times,
held deep within my heart,
stored up for harder days...

Sometimes I wait and listen, 

oh, how I listen,
for a word that you might whisper
from your heart to my own...

And sometimes when I listen I hear nothing 
save the silence of your presence
and often, though not always, Lord, 
that's word enough for me...

And sometimes we just sit, 

just you and me together, Lord, 
and sitting by your side
is just enough, just what I need...

I never have to wait for you:
you're always at our bench,
waiting patiently for me
and all that my heart holds...

You're never in a hurry, Lord,

you're always pleased to stay 
and pass the time for just as long
as I may like or need...

And you listen, Lord,
mid the crunch of autumn leaves,
you listen oh-so- closely, even when my silence
is the only prayer I make...

You listen close with all your heart
to every prayer that's mine:
you hear my words, my silence, Lord
and that makes all the difference...

Sometimes when I want to pray
I picture sitting with you, Lord,
on a park bench, on a fine October day:
the falling leaves, a carpet on the ground...
Find a park bench today
down the street, in a park,
in your heart, in your prayer...

The Lord is waiting there,
waiting for you to come and join him
in the quiet, in the silence, in your prayer...
He's waiting to listen 
with all his heart
for all you have to say, to pray,
and that makes all the difference...



 

   
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1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful prayer!

    Rosemary

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