Prayer for Sunday

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan continues today.

Don’t be satisfied with stories,
how things have gone with others.
Unfold your own myth.
~ Jalaluddin Rumi

Oh Lord,
I seek more of You than to name Your Name…
We are the flute: our music is all Yours.
The light of the soul sets not and has no yesterday.
Love is the astrolabe of your secrets.
If the light that illuminates the world were to draw near,
The world would be consumed.

God you have chosen me to be Your house.
If I take annoyance at every rub
How wilt I become a polished mirror?
O God, show us all things in this house of deception:
Show them as they really are.
Through love the stake becomes a throne
Through love the king becomes a slave.

Our Soul, the breath of our praise, steals away
Little by little from the prison of this world…
Our breaths soar with the choice of words, as a gift from us
To the abode of everlastingness.
Then comes to us the recompense of our praise,
A recompense manifold from God the merciful.
Then You cause us to seek more good words, so that
Your servant may win more of Your mercy.
Verily the source of our delight in prayer
Is the divine Love which without rest
Draws the soul home.

(Jalaluddin Rumi)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I love and approve of myself. I accept my own power.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

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One thought on “Prayer for Sunday

  1. P. T. Forsyth takes a unique slant on the soul of prayer. I own this volume, andd it owns me; and I’ve bought it for others too. Forsyth believes strongly in praying for God’s will to be done–no question about it. However, he points out with biblical examples that many of us back into prayer instead of battling into prayer with heart and soul. God answers prayers that mean something to us; and they must mean something to us if they’re to mean anything to God. He shows us that God has some blessings for us we won’t get unless we ask for them. He shows us that God honors persistent prayer like that of the importunate widow or Jacob or others. I recommend it without reservation.

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