Theme : Prayer

Poetry as Prayer | February 5th, 2019

We all claim to love it. At the mention of Poetry, the favourite poems we learned at school come rushing back: The Snare, White Fields and Danny , by James Stephens, Trees by Joyce Kilmer, The Presence of God, by Joseph Mary Plunkett, Sycamore Tree, by John D. Sheridan, A Cradle Song,, by Padraic Colum, When You are Old by William Butler Yeats, My Land, by Thomas Davis and so many more. We have lined-up and sought out our favourite Poets – Burns, Byron, Wordsworth, Keats, Hopkins, Heaney, Oliver, Kavanagh – all for a purpose, all for different reasons. The gift they have appeals. Their poems carry depth of meaning. …

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Prayer | May 27th, 2010

“Rising very early, Jesus left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed.” Mark 1:35 God shapes the world by prayer. St Teresa of Avila describes prayer as “being present to the One who is present to us in love.” Prayer, too, has power over the heart of God. Tennyson says: “….more things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of…” (Morte d’Arthur). In prayer we can reach beyond the material universe and meet God in our heart. Jesus, instructing his disciples on how to pray, says: “When you pray, go into your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret.” (Mt 5:6). The following excerpt from the writings of …

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