Prayer is a noun. To pray is a verb.
Prayer happens when we gaze, bathe, soak, listen.
When we pray, we become enveloped in the divine presence.
To pray can be understood as engaging to be freed from an unlived life.
To pray is to notice, pay attention,
tell our story and the story of the universe.
To pray is to be grateful, embrace mystery,
To pray is to encounter, imagine, experience beauty.
Prayer happens as we engage in justice, dialogue,
become one with an experience of beauty.
Pray, dream, live the question, have an emotional moment.
To pray is to embrace solitude, to wonder.
In prayer, become curious, become a prophet, a mystic,
experience a spark of grace, see God in all things.
(originally published May 18, 2016)