Praying: A Poem

Mary Oliver’s poem “Praying” reads:

It doesn’t have to be

the blue iris, it could be

weeds in a vacant lot, or a few

small stones; just

pay attention, then patch

a few words together and don’t try

to make them elaborate, this isn’t

a contest but the doorway

into thanks, and a silence in which

another voice may speak.


Liturgical-Anabaptist-Friendly Resources for Advent & a New Christian Year
God is Waiting on the Outside: Moving Beyond our Theological Boundaries in Pursuit of Jesus
A Liturgical-Anabaptist Worship Gathering: our "worship script" from last sunday
Giving up Hell for a Year: How it could revolutionize our relationships