Wednesday, October 21, 2009

AN OLD PRAYER AND A NEW ONE


Long ago I made a prayer
"Let me keep wonder in my heart."
I pray now ..."Let me be aware
To know and love a thousandth part
Of all the wonders of each hour
The pageantry of every day
To use each sense and super-sense
To contact life in such a way
That I may see a simple flower
And know its color, shape and scent
As though I were a part of it
And feel the Ultimate Intent
That forms each small exquisite part
To serve its small important place
To see a golden pollen grain
Or planet circling through space
And know that each in its own way
Is part of such a vast design
That human mind can never grasp
The whole of it nor trace the line
That leads the seeking human heart
Along the hidden purposed course
Oh, may I walk with perfect trust
The path that leads me to the Source."

I hold this wonder in my heart
And try each hour to be aware
To give my thanks and live my thanks
Articulate in act and prayer.

26 comments:

  1. You live beautifully and are beautiful. Those words flow so freely from you. you are a gift.

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  2. Cinner said it all: you are a gift.

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  3. it was so beautiful ...me loving it...the words create magic :)..

    urs..hemu..

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  4. A prayer is a connection with oneself to connect Supreme i.e., God.

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  5. Hey Margie dear... Did YOU write this? Oh my! You are much better than I thought. You get better and better. A real creator, a clean plain soul, unique, intense, inmense!
    I love your prayer more that I can say
    Thanks for this beautiful gift
    Love
    Dulce xxx

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  6. HI MARGIE-

    Your 'view' is so lovely - thank you for sharing what you "see".

    Love Gail
    peace.....

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  7. oh what a lovely morning prayer/poem to start off the day... yes, let us all look for the wonder in everything and be the wonder in everything :)

    xo

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  8. Your poems show you are a part of the universe, participating and not an onlooker. There is a sweetness in this poem but there is also strength.

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  9. Lovely Margie! I was smelling some roses today on my way home from the store. Just taking the time to do that makes God smile I think.

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  10. Your poem/prayer is so beautiful Margie.....just lovely. We all should live this prayer, wouldn't the world be wonderful...:-) Hugs

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  11. Its philosophical Margie....it can come only from one who knows the joy of loving and giving :)

    liked it much and i read it thrice :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  12. "Act is Prayer" - for me, nowdays

    Sweetie, this is wonderful a tru connection to ancient collective wisdom energy flows...

    love you, my dear friend - you are truly special!

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  13. Hi Margie,
    Another good one as always. Beautifully expressed of the beauty of the world and nature and always keeping the wonderment of life alive. Living and loving life! That is the way it should be.
    Take care, my friend.

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  14. You speak to my heart, Margie!

    Could I put your poem-prayer on my page?
    I'd like to meditate with your prayer more times.

    Have a blessed weekend!

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  15. Margie, every word so true. We should all live our lives as though everything is a miracle and if we believe this, then everything WILL be a miracle. How lovely that would be:)

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  16. Beautiful heartfelt words Margie.

    Thank you for visiting Paper Moon you are most welcome any time you like.

    drifting
    between one world and the next -
    butterfly

    Best wishes
    Paul

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  17. Margie...you amaze me ,you inspire me,you make me feel proud and i thank God for the moment when i first met you....You are a wonderful person, your amazing ability to pen down and share these beautiful thoughts impresses me a lot.What a lovely prayer...

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  18. Margie, this is great! I especially like the line "To use each sense and super-sense" and the last four lines which wrap this poem up in such a dynamite fashion! Lovely stuff!

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  19. To live aware is to live complete.
    Your words inspire:
    Awaken and walk, meet others, see their oneness with you. Hope for their seeing that in you. Notice nature for it is always noticing you.

    I am heading into the world now, invigorated . . .
    Thanks

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  20. Margie, very sweet. Thank you for sharing. Blessings....

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  21. Beautiful.. thanks for sharing Margie..

    Love,

    Samrina

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  22. This is a really lovely prayer, Margie! Just beautiful.

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  23. Thanks to all of you for the wonderful comments!
    I loved and appreciated them very much.
    You are so very kind.

    Much joy and many blessings to everyone!

    Margie:)

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  24. oh my did i just find one i never commented on...ha...smiles...wonder in the hearts...i hope to hold onto that as well...we tend to lose it the older we get letting reality creep in but i cling tightly...smiles.

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Each day comes
bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

-Ruth Ann Schabacker