A Poem For The Lenten Weeks

From Leighton:

During these past Lenten weeks in early morning  I have been using this lovely poem by Mary Oliver, to remind me of what prayer doesn’t have to be, and is!

          Praying

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

 

a few words together and don’t try

to make them elaborate, this isn’t

a contest but the doorway

 

into thanks, and a silence in which

another voice may speak

 

       Mary Oliver

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