There is a chapel in the park near my home
where God’s Love pours out
along with the rain, sun, clouds, grass, trees,
insects, children’s voices, and pervasive life energy.
God prays with me there,
like familiar lovers,
other times gently caressing,
and yet many times just being there together in silence,
not unlike an elderly couple sitting
or a dog with its steward resting leisurely.
Oh God, won’t you please pray with me this day?
Won’t you please play in me this moment?
Give me the grace to invite the space within myself
that is home to you.
Let the smile of my heart broaden to welcome your presence.
Let me breathe you in
that together we may breathe you out into the world.