Prayers

I tend to rely on Rainer Maria Rilke and Wendell Berry to guide my prayer life.

Berry is a farmer, Christian, environmental activist and poet.  He is possessed by a deep sense of the beauty of Creation and the importance of place.

This is from Given, 2005:

Teach me work that honors Thy work,

the true economies of goods and words,

to make my arts compatible

with the songs of the local birds.

 

Teach me patience beyond work

and, beyond patience, the blest

Sabbath of Thy unresting love

which lights all things and gives rest.