The Beauty of Prayer

The beauty of prayer
is anywhere,

without candle or book
or holy water.

We can pray in a mall
or in the stall
on our way
or off the wall.

Even just the wish
to pray, Thomas Merton says,
is a gift of great grace.

Pray at work,
pray at play.
Thich Nhat Hanh says,

That’s the way to prayer
like holding a garden hose
full of spright spray
against a wildfire.


  1. Isn’t that what’s so great about parayet?🙂 You can do ot absolutely anywhere even within your own thoughts


  2. Dan Hen says:

    I pray you won’t take this pray thing too far .

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Carol Smith says:

      Nice, poem especially: the water hose sprinkler cascading over a raging fire

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Joe Linker says:

        Hi, Carol. Thx for visiting and commenting!


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