I pray!

i do not need to be kneeling in a
little chapel made of stone …
this is not the only nook
i can pray

it need not be in block style prayers  to reach the ultimate gift of faith.

each day as I walk among the
golden wind-blown grain,
see the sunlight lit by golden flame –

i pray.

not only by moving pink lips of
my mouth or
bowing a curly mop of hair,

but by living each day
opening my eyes
and being aware
that in all there is Love!


Unearthed during the recent attic cleaning.
Written in November 1971

Image Credit

© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011

About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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22 Responses to I pray!

  1. A wonderful find … words of praise.


  2. Pat Cegan says:

    More and more we understand the value of prayer. How beautifully you capture it, Rebecca. Hope to see more of those found treasures of your! love you! pat


  3. Excellent! Loved them all :O)


  4. jennirey says:

    Becca.. This is amazing.. Thank you for posting this and letting us read it.. you have a true gift.


  5. Pam says:

    Ms. R: Truly miraculous!


  6. souldipper says:

    Oh, there’s such value in cleaning those attics, Becca. This sweet poem portrays a young woman of great wisdom and insight.


  7. booguloo says:

    We are called to pray without ceasing. 1 Thess 5:17 You show a good example.


  8. mbwilliams says:

    pray through awareness and appreciation – I like it alot!


  9. phylor says:

    such an evocative and expressive poem. thanks for sharing.


  10. trisha says:

    A splendid poem and beautiful words becca. So very beautiful.


  11. Marilyn says:

    this was beautiful! I love it!


  12. incessantme says:

    Just wonderful !! I so believe that we don’t need a particular place or custom or manner to pray. It should just be heartfelt and earnest .. anytime, anywhere 🙂


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