Relearning to Pray

Monday, September 29

Wolf in water

All my life has been a relearning to pray–

a letting go of incantational magic, petition,

and vain repetition “Me, Lord, me,”

instead of watching attentively for the light

that burns at the center of every star, every cell,

every living creature, every human heart.


Chet Raymo in Natural Prayers as quoted in Earth’s Echo by Robert Hamma