The Call to Pray

‘Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it.” ‘  Genesis 28:16

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waking up
to the scent of rain
through an open window
the pink shape of dawn
ringing matins

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God’s Voice Within

God’s desires for us and our deepest desires are, in the end, not opposed but are one and the same.” Kevin O’Brien, SJ  ‘The Ignatian Adventure’

 

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dove song
on the breeze

my desire
a morning scented rose
for you, beloved

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I hear your song, Spirit.

God’s Voice Within

 

A Dialogue

“Do not let your heart be troubled…in my father’s house there are many dwelling places.”  John 14

Hosta Greeting the Sun

Hosta Greeting the Sun

She: Rest……….. listen.
Me:  Birdsong, I hear birdsong, and new leaves rustling.
She: All of my creation spreads out before you.
Me: My heart might explode with the joy of it!
She: I will make your heart bigger.
Me: Will the joy fit into a heart filled with sadness?
She: Rest… I will carry the sadness for you.
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Me:
Thank you,
Light Leading Me,
Source of  All My Joy,
Companion of My Soul,
Carrier of All My Sorrow,
My Every Heartbeat,
My Breath,
My Eyes,
Ears,
All.

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“Everything Has Become New!”

“So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!”  2 Cor. 5 

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April Willow

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I want to wear              an Easter heart
and bloom like the     willows in the woods
let me put on the Easter cloak of love
let my old heart pass away,
empty it to make room
for the heart of Jesus
to dwell in me
forever
amen

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Whenever You Pray

“Whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret.”  Matthew 6:6

 Morning Surprise

Morning Surprise

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The invitation is 

to meet God in silence,
deep in my own heart;
He patiently waits for me
to open the door to his word
and to sit quietly 
letting it soak into my being,
there are many doors to close on my way to this 
sacred place where God waits for me.
Today, I close the door on guilt and worry.
Jesus , I desire the grace to
 open the door to the compassion that resides in my heart ,
to the place where you abide.

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Longing

“Oh God, you are my God – for you I long!
For you my body yearns; for you my soul thirsts,
Like a land parched, lifeless, and without water.”
                 Psalm 63

Dunes in March 2014

Dunes in Late March 2014

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Suddenly,
remembering
God’s ever-Presence,
my thirst is quenched,
even in winter desolation.
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You comfort me in my desert places, Lord.

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Heavy Rains

“In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11

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thoughts bombard me
like heavy rain pounding the roof,
slowly my mind clears
the clouds float away
taking my cares.

the Sun breaks through
and there comes a moment of rest
an awareness of God’s presence
my thoughts are suspended
sparkling in the sunlight

the Sun holds them outside of me;
inside, there  opens up
a spaciousness that vibrates
with peace.
Here in your presence, I find joy.

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It Is Good

“It is good to wait patiently for the Lord ..”Lamentations 3:26

First Buds - March 2014

First Buds – March 2014

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 In the winter woods
there comes
 a lightening in my step,
and the scent of blue sky,
 as the air gentles my cheek.
Yonder tree beckons
with a whisper in the thicket,
and when  I
 see
the wee necklace of buds,
it sets my soul a-vibrating.

Teach me Lord, the patience of the trees.

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