I don't exactly know what a prayer is ...
by Richard Long
I have seen this quote twice this week already. Earlier I read it in the new book by Mark Buchanan titled "The Rest of God", but then today it arrived as the "Thot of the Day" from Inward/Outward.
Prayer is not a science but an art. When we think we have got it all figured out, we probably are very far from understanding it accurately.
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Mary Oliver I don't know exactly what a prayer is. I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass, how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields, which is what I have been doing all day. Tell me, what else should I have done? Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon? Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
Source: from The Summer Day