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."


How simple and beautiful is that?

Just pay attention 

and patch a few words together 

knowing that silence is ok,

because it gives God space to speak.

Anyone can pray, if this is how we view prayer.

Why not start today?