Tag: prayer

Let Nothing Disturb You

Let Nothing Disturb You

In Times of Crisis #2 This was inspired by a prayer of St. Teresa of Avila. ~ Let nothing Disturb you Nothing Frighten you All things May pass Only God Endures And patience Faith and love And whoever Loves God Knows all There is to know All there has ever Been to know. ~ St. … Continue reading Let Nothing Disturb You

I Consecrate This Day’s Long Hours

I Consecrate This Day’s Long Hours

In Times of Crisis #1 I consecrate This day’s long hours In prayer And contemplation May I be sustained By beauty Truth And grace And loving Determination. ~ I wrote this sequence in the UK's period of lockdown when the coronavirus pandemic was at its height. Now in September 2022, I am self-isolating, so decided … Continue reading I Consecrate This Day’s Long Hours

Openness to God

Openness to God

Why him Why him Why him? . Because it seems God chose . One so foolish And so poor . To show Only openness . To God Is enough. . In Chapter 2 of The Little Flowers of St. Francis, Francis’ new friend Bernard secretly watches Francis pray: ‘Raising his hands and eyes to heaven, … Continue reading Openness to God

The Soul is a Garden

The Soul is a Garden

The soul Is a garden And you must uproot The weeds That cling To your saving thoughts Dig deep the space for the seeds of grace To be sown Root and grow Sunned by the spirit Watered by prayer Breathing in the beauty Of love's air. Inspired by the writings of St. Catherine of Siena … Continue reading The Soul is a Garden