Lifeline to God

I attended an all-girl Catholic boarding school for high school.  My education, steeped in tradition including education about faith, trust, love of God and the relationship with Him and the Trinity, quite naturally included learning elements of evil and sin.

These years were immeasurable and invaluable in creating good academic habits, lifelong friendships, and shaping my view of the importance of prayer, and its lifeline connection to God.

I am encouraged most faiths are supportive of this Divine Connection as part of one’s spiritual journey – supporting my thoughts … “we are all connected”.

Void of light and love
Wages of sin distances
Corrupts souls of all

Connection on knees
Prayer awakens us within
Lifeline to God


This is written as a Haibun – a literary composition that combines prose and haiku.

Image Credit

© by rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2012

Day 16
Theme or Word: Sin
Form: Haibun

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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19 Responses to Lifeline to God

  1. Am here through Granbee and because I was warmed by you reflection and hynotized by the title of your blog!


  2. Valli says:

    Wow!…Loved both the haiku…..Enlightening…Yes, Prayer truly awakens us!


  3. Grace says:

    I think we should always be connected and linked up with Him…through prayers, meditation, actions and thoughts….always ~

    Beautiful share ~


  4. Renee Espriu says:

    Was a member (probably still am on a roster in CA) of the Catholic Church but over the years my views have become electic and encompassing of many more types of faiths, which I feel has enriched my walk in life. At the time I attended the services were still in Latin. I actually found it odd when it changed to English! We are so steeped in so many traditions and all enriching for spirit and soul. Thank You!


  5. Better to be connected than disconnected! 🙂


  6. zongrik says:

    …and do you still feel this way?


  7. markwindham says:

    Well done. How often we overlook the necessity of prayer.


  8. Pat Cegan says:

    How lovely, both the poem and your sharing. Thank you, BB. hugs, pat


  9. ‘Connection on knees
    Prayer awakens us within
    Lifeline to God’ Beautiful becca.. Thanks for blessing this Haibun…!


  10. Linda says:

    Love “Lifeline to God” I agree.


  11. granbee says:

    Reblogged this on granbee and commented:

    The author of this reblogged post, Becca, says, “I am encouraged most faiths are supportive of this Divine Connection as part of one’s spiritual journey – supporting my thoughts … “we are all connected”. Because this is so much the central message of my own allegorical fairtytale poetry series appearing in my blog since late November of 2011, I wished to share it with you here today, as a sort of transition into the next phase of our critterfolkly friends’ questing journey into the brightest possible light to show the way to peace and goodwill for all. Please enjoy. You will also be rewarded for checking into other posts at May we all be connected!


  12. granbee says:

    Bless you dear, Becca. Your post here today about how prayer by members of all faiths connects us in our reaching up to the Divine! Love the photo of statuary hands used all around the world as a reminder to pray. I am reblogging at my own blog at, because of this “connecting of members of all faiths” message. Let me know if you approve of this use of your wonderful post, okay?


  13. Asni says:

    Yes, indeed, prayer is a lifeline to God. A very nice take on the,theme.


  14. Ramesh Sood says:

    You have so well expressed about prayer.. a very unique take on the theme today.. Lifeline to God…wow!!


  15. lolamouse says:

    This is beautiful. We are all connected, and when we harm one, we harm all.


  16. Beautiful!
    Of prayers and spirituality!


  17. souldipper says:

    One of the reassurances of our spiritual maturity – seeing the connectivity throughout.


  18. Beautiful Becca!
    I do believe the Baha’i tenant:
    “The gift of God to this enlightened age is the knowledge of the oneness of mankind and of the fundamental oneness of religion. War shall cease between nations, and by the will of God the Most Great Peace shall come; the world will be seen as a new world, and all men will live as brothers.”

    Our Father who art in heaven,
    hallowed be Thy name.
    Thy Kingdom come,
    It will be done on earth as it is in heaven.


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