Tag Archives: prayer

Embodied reminders of infinity

I used to despise the action of praying hands,fingers stretched heavenward, the image of thin and fake piety, of thoughtlessness.I used to refuse to do it.Then Spirit showed me how to reclaim it.Now, I feel the base of my thumbs … Continue reading

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God-usury

IIt is startlingly easy to forget you in the good timesand remember you in times of need;protect my heart from usurythis poison that seeps within and radiates out II“I remember you only when I need you,” I say, hanging my … Continue reading

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You can only give what you have

I wish to give you my beauty but have it not, O Lord,so you give me beauty that I may give it back to you I wish to give you my courage but have it not, O Lord,so you give … Continue reading

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Respite

In the midst of burdena breath of spacea light caressa pause, remembrancea weight strangely lifted © Meisaan Chan

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The formless sanctuary

How I have longed to be with you in precisely this way!I return to eternitysloughing off the shackles of timeand stepping into the formless sanctuary © Meisaan Chan

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Thunder flesh

Thunder crashed throughout the nightenergy from the sky shook my bedflesh felt energy’s tangible power © Meisaan Chan

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When you are empty

Finite creatures always hit empty!That is not doom, that is the path!But where do you go to fill?Your answer determines everything © Meisaan Chan

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The resting place of tranquil repose

The chaos pushes deep and broadbut I am deeper and broader, says the Lord;to find the resting place of tranquil reposego to the deepergo to the broader © Meisaan Chan

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The most profound prayer

The most profound prayerisn’t eloquentit is naked © Meisaan Chan

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Prayer of recognition

Heal me, O LordHeal my fear of myselfSave me, O LordSave me from myself © Meisaan Chan

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