A Prayer Is

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Photo by Crystal Ren

For praise

For confession

“Our Father in heaven” 1

An exhalation on a deathbed

A wide open space

A primordial feeling

A wake up call

A lullaby

An exquisite stained glass window

A limit-experience

A holy hour


A tightening gyre 2

Shelter in a Monsoon season

Looking for God
________And finding Him

For petition

“Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 3

For thanksgiving

Asking “am I a falcon, a storm, or an unfinished song?” 4



An affirmation of faith

Ancient blood spilt

What comes before seven trumpets

For comfort

A request to the King

A present dream

A future hope


  1. Matt 6:9
  2. Yeats, William B. “The Second Coming.” Poetry Foundation. Poetry Foundation, n. D. Web. 3 April 2016.
  3. Acts 7:59
  4. Rilke, R. M. (1996). Rilke’s book of hours: Love poems to God (A. Barrows & J. Macy, Trans.). New York: Riverhead Books.