Prayer #142: Wonder

Prayer #142: Wonder

Rapt attention at something awesomely mysterious.

Someone has been whispering to me in the long dark.

The voice stirs in my heart as a baby stirs in a womb.

Cause of astonishment or admiration.

The light hasn't emerged in ages.

Yet still I sense it pulsing behind the night, aching to burst.

A feeling of doubt or uncertainty.

Are the voice and the light one?

Will the combined force mute me? Blind me?

How can I, weak and struggling, withstand its brilliance?


I don't know how. But I will.

For all this defines wonder.

All this defines You.