Thirteenth Meditation
(The Way of Perfection, Chapter 24,26)

"Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words." (1)


Her Prayer Partner

The Lord Jesus is a dear friend:
A companion in many ways;
A trusted guide who will defend;
A confidante with whom she prays.

As prayer begins, she calls to mind,
The One with whom she will converse.
Her focus, gentle and refined,
Allows distractions to disperse.

What words begin, her heart carries
Forth, with a fragrant uplifting.
This simple way keeps her at ease --
Free from anxiety's sifting.

Her heart listens, stilled at His feet;
He responds with wordless reply:
Her soul is filled with grace replete;
Her whole being breathes Spirit's sigh.

As prayer closes, she's at His side;
In love, these prayer partners abide.


May our Partner in Prayer teach us to pray deeply and fully from the heart.


1. Romans 8:26


(c) Paul Buis, 2004