Sunday, October 4, 2009

Dog Psalm #12

Alphabet of Grace

"...out of silence prayer happens: waking at night when the silence in your room is no deeper than the silence in yourself because for a moment all thought is stilled and you do not know where you are or possibly even who you are, and then out of this noplace and nobody that is you, out of that silence your flesh shells, the prayer comes - O Thou - out of silence, addressed to silence, then returning to silence like the holy syllable OM where it is the silence encircling the sound that is itself most holy."

Frederick Buechner

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