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Saturday, June 14, 2014

"I had to take time to pray"

I received a book for my birthday, "Sacred Fire" by Ronald Rolheiser and have been wanting to share a poem from Grace Naessens that is at the beginning of the section "Drawing Strength from Prayer" - the name of the poem is The Difference:

I got up early one morning and rushed right into the day;
I has so much to accomplish, I didn't have time to pray.

Problems just tumbled about me and grew heavier with each task;
Why doesn't God help me, I wondered; He answered, "You didn't ask."

I wanted to see joy and beauty, but the day toiled on, gray and bleak;
I wondered why God didn't show me--He said, "But you didn't ask."

I tried to come into God's presence; I used all my keys at the lock;
God gently and lovingly chided, "My child, you didn't knock."

I woke up early this morning and paused before entering the day;
I had so much to accomplish that I had to take time to pray."

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