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Thoughts on Prayer

I have been sitting with this poem for many months, waiting for the time for it to be said. Contemplating what prayer is for me and all the forms it may take. Each day is a new prayer…It arrives on a beautiful snowy morning, as I offer my prayers to the Divine in my morning ritual.

And inspired by Mother Theresa’s quote…“Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting yourself in the hands of God, at his disposition, and listening to his voice in the depths of our own hearts.”

“The act of prayer

not for something I want,

desire, or desperately need

but to pray in awe

of a vastness,

incomprehensible

a true mystery

where I am held, tenderly

part of an expansive

eternal wholeness.

So big, beyond the edges

and borders

there is freedom within

a Love beyond reason.

Even in this tiniest of moments,

it is made known,

it is there, as it always was

Source, the Divine, Reality, Truth….

always present, never alone, never waiting.

So I pray

from this experience

with humility and gratitude

for being a part of this

Great Love,

in relationship with the Divine

and all others

from this knowing comes

a way of living in this world.

We are love, we are loved,

we act from love,

our perception, choices,

words and thoughts

begin to change and unfold

from a place much bigger

than who we think we are.

As Love moves through us

we pray in gratitude,

we pray to remember,

we pray for love

and for that eternal connection

and all that we do and are

becomes Devotion.”

~by Nancy Carlson

**Posted on womenspiritualpoetry.blogspot.com  -March 2014

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Nancy Carlson, Ayurvedic Health Counselor and Integrative Health & Wellness Nurse Coach, brings a multi- dimensional approach to her work by combining her experience as an RN in conventional western medicine with holistic healing modalities.