The Beauty of Prayer

The beauty of prayer
is anywhere,

pewless,
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,
relax.

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

Published by

Joe Linker

"The Coming of the Toads" by Joe Linker is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, and Copyright 2007-2020 Joe Linker - author of "Penina's Letters," "Coconut Oil," "Scamble and Cramble: Two Hep Cats and Other Tall Tales," "Saltwort," "Alma Lolloon," and "end tatters."

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