Lenten Prayer

A Poem By Mairead // 4/11/2009

Incense rises to the sky
Carrying all the pain and cries

Bringing to God our joys and our pleas
As the billowing smoke upkeeps

It goes to heights unseen by us
But to believe is enough

And for a moment all stands still
Hushing fear, cries, and will

As silently it blows and climbs
It traces our tears within its lines

We sit with calm and close our eyes
To slip with the smoke past space and time

Focusing now on the wounded head
True love’s completion never ends

His bloodied face shows how He cares
And helps us give ourselves into our prayers

Comments

Beautiful!

This is very beautiful, Mairead. Wonderful job!!!

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"Out of doubt, out of dark to the day's rising,
I came singing in the sun, sword unsheathing.
To hope's end I rode and to heart's breaking:
Now for wrath, now for ruin and a red nightfall!"
~Return of the King

Elizabeth | Tue, 04/14/2009

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The Holy Spirit is the quiet guest of our soul." -St. Augustine

Very pretty. I like it.

Very pretty. I like it. :)
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"Sing as if no one is listening;
Dance like no one is watching;
Live as if you will die tomorrow;
Love like it will never hurt."
-Old Irish Saying

Clare Marie | Tue, 04/14/2009

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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

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Thanks you guys. :) I wrote it on good Friday while sitting in silent prayer.

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"When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better and more amazing."

Mairead | Tue, 04/14/2009

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"Sweet is the love that never knew a wound, but deeper that which died and rose again." - Mother Mary Francis

MAMIE!!

MAMIE!! <3
Beautiful poem!

Sarah Bethany | Tue, 04/14/2009

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Very beautiful Mamie. :)

Brianna | Tue, 04/14/2009

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"We have been created for greater things. Why stoop down to things that will spoil the beauty of our hearts?" ~Mother Theresa

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Thanks to both of you.
Nice welcome Sarah...its good to be on here. :D

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"When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better and more amazing."

Mairead | Wed, 04/15/2009

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"Sweet is the love that never knew a wound, but deeper that which died and rose again." - Mother Mary Francis