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Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
--Jelaluddin Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks

O Thou, far off and here, whole and broken,
Who in necessity and in bounty wait,
Whose truth is light and dark, mute though spoken,
By Thy wide grace show me Thy narrow gate.
-- Wendell Berry, To the Holy Spirit

Author's Prayer by Ilya Kaminsky
"...and the darkest of days, I must praise."

The Summer Day by Mary Oliver
Paying attention to the world is a form of prayer.

Prayers: I by Kadya Molodowsky
Prayer of petition, invoking nature imagery.

Love Dogs by Jelaluddin Rumi
The yearning IS the connection

Praying by Mary Oliver
Prayer: simple, attentive, earnest.

Idiot Psalm 12 by Scott Cairns
A prayer to a most paradoxical God for a little glimpse of light.

Possible Answers to Prayer by Scott Cairns
The poet imagines God's blunt and unexpected responses to all types of prayers.

Six Recognitions of the Lord by Mary Oliver
"I know a lot of fancy words. / I tear them from my heart and my tongue. / Then I pray."

I Happened to be Standing by Mary Oliver
Text and recording of Mary Oliver reading her poem about prayer.

Different Ways to Pray by Naomi Shihab Nye
The manner in which one lives reflects the manner in which one prays. And vice versa.