Prayers

A Summer Blessing
A Woman's Conversation with God
Advent Prayer
Anima Christi
Authentic Presence
Beauty
Call Upon Mary
Father, We Thank Thee
Guardian Angel Prayer
Hail Mary
Joy
Joy Full
Memorare
Prayer for Autumn Days
Prayer Guides' Prayer
Prayer of Mother Theresa
Prayer of St Francis of Assisi
Prayer of St. Teresa of Avila
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Ready for Spring
Softening the Soul
The Serenity Prayer
The Welcoming Prayer
Threshold Door
Walking My Path


Pods on the Red Bud

Softening the Soul (by Robert J. Wicks)
Lighting a candle
in a dark room
is a small gentle act of peace.

When the match touches the wick,
time slows down
and the race to the future ceases.

Worries are consumed
anxiety burns out
and I sigh deeply.

Watching the flickering light
is a graceful prayer
which eases my stress and lessens my strain.

Finally when the flame goes out
I turn quietly back,
to the events of the day

And find everything changed because of the time
I sat softening my soul
...by candlelight.

Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Generosity, Self-Control - The Fruit of the Spirit, GAL 5:22-23