All prayer, praise and reverence.
Pause, patch a few words together.
Followed by silence so another voice may speak.
Praying by Mary Oliver
“It doesn’t have to be
the blue iris, it could be
weeds in a vacant lot, or a few
small stones; just
pay attention, then patch
a few words together and don’t try
to make them elaborate, this isn’t
a contest but the doorway
into thanks, and a silence in which
another voice may speak.”