Entering The Sacred Space
"And when you pray, you must not be
like the hypocrites; for they love to stand
and pray in the synagogues and at the street
corners, that they may be seen by men. Truly,
I say to you, they have received their reward.
But when you pray, go into your room and
shut the door and pray to your Father who
is in secret; and your Father who sees in
secret will reward you." (1)
Cloister Of The Heart
Within the cloister of my heart,
There is a precious inner space:
From death and sin, it's kept apart
Preserved and sanctified by grace.
Within this cloister dwells my soul;
The Master's dwelling place on earth:
He holds me close; He's in control
Preparing me for full rebirth.
Within this cloister, I repose,
From turbulence of time and space:
Th'Eternal Now is what I've chose --
Through prayer I reach His dwelling
He calls us from our busy life,
To meet Him in this sacred space:
Sin falls away, as does all strife,
When we feed from His font of grace.
Enter your cloister! Go, by grace!
Bide with the Bridegroom in His space.
(c) Paul Buis, 2000
(1) Matthew 6:5-6