Monday, April 13, 2015

Prayer- Karl Rahner

Spring Time-
Signs of Hope
Small moments that are 
so Fleeting.
We can get caught up
 in the overflow of life-
and miss our very LIFE.

And in this framework I pray:

A flat canvas that has this prayer collage on it.
It sits on my window sill on the south side.
Propped to remind me as I sip a morning coffee.
Make good choices about the minutes of my day.

Here is the prayer -perhaps a bit easier to read.

Dear God,
 My soul has become a  huge warehouse
 where day after day the trucks unload  their crates
 without any plan or discrimination,
 to be piled helter-skelter in every
 available corner and cranny, 
until it is crammed full from top to bottom 
with the trite, the commonplace,
 the insignificant,
 the routine...
Empty talk and pointless activity,
 idle curiosity and pretensions of importance that....
roll forward in a never-ending stream.
I now see clearly that, if there is 
any path at all on which I can approach
 You it must lead through
 the middle of my ordinary life...
I must learn to have both "everyday"
 and Your Day in the same exercise. 
In devoting myself to the works of the world,
 I must learn to give myself to You,
 to possess You, the one and only thing,
 in everything...
Before You, all multiplicity becomes one,
 in You, all that has been scattered is reunited,
 in Your Love all the difference
 of the day's chores comes home again
 to the evening of Your unity.

a prayer portion from
 God of My Daily Routine
 by Karl Rahner.

I posted this prayer three years ago.
Still reading it.
 Still asking for the Holy Spirit to
show me the way to the SIGNIFICANT,
 in the middle of my ordinary life.


  1. I have been collecting hymnbooks and prayers in them for awhile now. This is awesome, Connie! Have never seen this one before. Thanks for your commitment to this blog.


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