Do you ever feel like your prayers are bouncing off the ceiling and echoing empty and unheard? I have frequently felt that way. I read this short poem in a book on prayer by C.S. Lewis and it blessed me so much I just had to share!
Even we think we are just rambling to ourselves, God is always present with us. We are not talking to Him as much as He is praying through us. We don’t have to
They tell me, Lord, that when I seem
To be in speech with you,
Since but one voice is heard, it’s all a dream,
One talker aping two.
Sometimes it is, yet not as they
Conceive it. Rather, I
Seek in myself the things I hoped to say,
But lo! my wells are dry.
Then, seeing me empty, you forsake
The listener’s role and through
My dumb lips breathe and into utterance wake
The thoughts I never knew.
And thus you neither need reply
Nor can; thus, while we seem
Two talkers, thou art One forever, and I
No dreamer, but thy dream.
~ Author Unknown, from Letters to Malcolm by C.S. Lewis
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Elizabeth is a military spouse, veteran, and mother of eight. Above and beyond caring for her family, her mission is to offer words that sustain weary moms and to empower and equip them to live and parent with purpose.