• June 30, 2020

Poem on “What is Prayer?”

 Poem on “What is Prayer?”

in the morning,
in the evening,
any time.

sitting,
standing,
kneeling,
lying.

at home,
at work,
at Church.

in the silence of nature,
in the busy city routine.

planned,
spontaneous.

a personal and private process,
with others in the community.

…a space where God speaks
…a space where God says nothing.

a space where questions come up
What are you going to do with your life?

…a meeting with the deeper self,
…the meeting of the human with the divine.

a way of being connected
to God within oneself,
…to God outside the self,
…God in others,
…God in nature,
…God in all things,
…to what was and what will come.

Further reading:

What is prayer? – www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/explore-healing-practices/prayer
Can faith help us cope with stress? – adrenalfatiguesolution.com/faith-and-stress/
Psychologist sees benefits of prayer, meditation on mental health – news.emory.edu/stories/2013/08/spirited_psychologist_sees_benefits_of_prayer/campus.html
Prayer resources for youth workers and teachers: www.prayerspaces.com
To pray on-line:
www.sacredspace.ie – suitable for 17 years old and over
www.pray-as-you-go.org – designed to pray wherever and whenever
www.loyolapress.com/3-minute-retreats-daily-online-prayer – 3 minute Bible-life reflection
ocarm.org/en/lectio-divina – designed to pray with the Bible

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