Sunday, December 10, 2017

We watched him pray

After Luke 11:1-4

A prayer, in a certain place:
we watched him pray,
his lips moving in silence,
eyes closed, head bowed;
a prayer designed to be
heard by only one. But
we couldn’t see or understand
what the words were,
so we asked how
and he told us how:
to acknowledge whom
to praise and lift up
to focus on him and his
not us and ours
to ask daily
to forgive daily
to avoid what leads us away
to avoid what leaves us astray
to deliver us
to praise, always
to praise daily
to praise, pray, always

He poured into us
for us to pour into others.

Photograph by Joshua Earle via Unsplash. Used with permission.

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