Why I Close My Eyes
Poetry

Why I Close My Eyes

Why would I close my eyes when I pray?

Because I have stood on the shores of your mighty oceans and heard its roar with majesty and its strength enfolds me in confidence that you are endless…boundless

Encompassing all you touch.

Why would I close my eyes when I pray?

So I could hear the music of your rain as it  falls on the gentle petals of flowers and the trees sway with the wetness that hits the street in a symphony of sound that cannot be duplicated by man’s mere design of instruments in wood and brass.  It rocks me with a timeless tune that brings joy to my inmost being a song I heard before in a place that my soul longs to return to

Why would I close my eyes when I pray?

So I can turn my face to the sun that you placed in the heavens and I feel its warmth like hugs of molten love pushing away the fear that lurks in dark shadows.   And you placed stars that shine brightly at night and catch our dreams so that you can return them to us in jars studded with the stones that I heard lined the streets of your kingdom.

Why would I close my eyes when I pray?

Because you remind me in every way who you are and in that moment of total surrender and reverence I close my eyes and become completely still and know that you are God

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