On Prayer


On Prayer

A Father with hundreds of children

Brothers and Sisters who have never met

A Father who is invisible

Yet, to him we are vivid:

To engage our conscious faith

And unconscious faith.

We are more than bodies

Of brain and blood:

We are spiritual.

This he understands as a fundamental,

As a fundamental we understand:

He made us and loves us—

A strange Family where

Class, race, and gender

Do not define us before God

We speak as one family, one body,

God speaks;

And to those who are connected

They will hear that he does so.

He should be addressed as a speaker;

And in the nature of physiology,

As blood bone flesh and organ communicate,

So God communicates—

Not in earthquakes, in fires;

But in Stillness—

Naturally, inevitably, intrinsically,

He passes on a whisper


To germinate into truth.

© Iain Sutherland, 2014.

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16 thoughts on “On Prayer

  1. Oh my goodness, Iain–this is so beautiful, and you’ve used one of my very fave images. God bless you abundantly.

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