One Voice is Heard

A Poem of Prayer

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!

One Voice is Heard ~ A poem of encouragement for prayer

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

One Voice is Heard

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

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!

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4 thoughts on “One Voice is Heard

  1. Good morning Elizabeth. Thank you for sharing this poem. I’ve been struggling with prayer lately. I know it’s just a conversation between the Lord and I, but sometimes I stumble with my words. I’m glad to hear that God is present with me in my prayers. Sometimes I’ve wondered if he hears me.

    • Hope, I struggle with that too. The reason I’m writing on prayer this month is because it’s something I have wrestled with for years. I have so many questions about how God works through prayer so I have read and studied and thought a lot about the topic. I do not have answers to all my questions by any means, but I have found much to encourage me that I want to share. It’s wonderful that we are able to encourage and inspire each other in our relationship with God.

      • Absolutely. I’m currently a Hope and Empowerment coach. I use my voice to help other single moms to know that there is light at the end of the tunnel and they too can have a life filled with their dreams. Prayer is a big aspect of this journey, which I do need to do more of. Sometimes, I feel so disconnected and then I get frustrated. That makes it even harder to pray sometimes. We’re human. We let our feelings take over and forget (speaking of myself) that God is there to help us with our feelings. I plan to bookmark your blog and come back often. BTW, I am an Air Force brat and I currently live in COS. God sent me your way for a reason this morning Thank you. Have a great day!!