Thirty-Eighth Meditation

(Ascent of Mount Carmel, book III: chapter 41-44)

"Then he told them a parable about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary." (78)

"But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you. In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him." (79)

Where Does The Wind Rest?

The heart tied to method or place
Has not yet reached fullness of trust
In God from whom her soul begs grace --
Eternal One questioned by dust.

The Lord prefers to simply dwell
Within the pure and humble soul.
God is with her -- Emmanuel --
To hold His love remains her role.

With trusting faith and heart set free,
She recollects her joy with prayer.
Her soul dwells with Eternity --
The joy of Life's fullness flows there.

The Spirit is not tied to place;
The Wind blows freely by His grace.

78. Luke 18:1
79. Matthew 6:6-8

(c) Paul Buis, 2003