April 28, 2016

Simple Prayer

I can't.
so I pray
then, I can

I don't have the strength.
so I pray
then, I can have the strength

I can't pray.
so I pray

I, at times, feel unworthy
--just as unworthy as to take this breath, this very air I breathe.
so I pray
then, I feel it's worth it to live
to keep on moving

I have anxious thoughts.
so I pray
then, my mind is filled with
peace--and there's no greater benefit indeed
than to stay calm in all things, no matter what

I am selfish.
so I pray
then, they
become more important for me

I have no more words.
so I pray
even without words

I can never say that I pray too much.
so I pray
then, I still have little, small, simple prayer to pray

Brief Rule of St Romuald

Sit in your cell as in paradise. Put the whole world behind you and forget it. Watch your thoughts like a good fisherman watching for fis...