19 April 2008

Blog Your Blessing : A Quiet Place

Make in my heart a quiet place

by John Oxenham

'Mid all the traffic of the ways-
Turmoils without, within-
Make in my heart a quiet place,
And come and dwell therein:

A little shrine of quietness,
All sacred to Thyself,
Where Thou shalt all my soul possess,
And I may find myself;

A little shelter from life's stress,
Where I may lay me prone,
And bare my soul in loneliness,
And know as I am known;

A little place of mystic grace,
Of self and sin swept bare,
Where I may look upon Thy face,
And talk with Thee in prayer.


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SandyCarlson said...

Beautiful, CyberCelt! That final stanza sure speaks to me this a.m.! I hope you have a blessed Sunday and a wonderful week.

Susan Demeter said...

Gorgeous photo, and blessing to go with :) Have a great upcoming week my friend!

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

A perfect prayer and as Sue says, a lovely image to bring the point closer to home. Excellent BYB posting!

Blue Panther said...

In our busy and noisy lives, a quiet place is something we all need and if we can find that in our hearts- nothing better!

Have a great week ahead!

Anonymous said...

Such a heartfelt prayer, CyberCelt! I love it. Especially the 3rd stanza.

Have a great week ahead and God bless!

Paulie said...

Oh yes! We all need this kind of quiet time with HIM. Before the photo downloaded, I thought maybe you had a bench with a view of flowers. . . guess that was just all in my own mind since that is how I picture a quiet place.

Unknown said...

feel at peace just reading this =)

Michael said...

Blessings! Have a great week

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful prayer and gorgeous photo! Thank you for sharing it!

Whatever said...

Love the photo and the prayer/poem. Have a good week.

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