My Book of Uncommon Prayers: I Listen for God

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I listen for God—

the spiritual glimpsed through the commonplace, the things that He has made,

seeping through these fragile fingers and toes, this mouth, these eyes.


Not pantheism, but presence,

for if He is not here, we are lost.

Creator of all, filling all,

ever here,

seeing You everywhere helps me see these creations not as tools

but testimony,

so how can I not care for all that You care about?

If in sky and water and flower I see Your witness-word, how can I not reverence all that is?

And even the things taken for my good pleasure and use,

I take not with presumption and waste, but blessing—


I listen for God in the intertwining of physical and spiritual—

not pantheism, but infused presence,

for if You are not here, I am lost.

Savior of all, filling all,

ever here—


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wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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15 Responses to My Book of Uncommon Prayers: I Listen for God

  1. pattisj says:

    Yes, you do listen for Him, and you see Him, too. Thanks for sharing it win us. Nice capture of the butterfly!

  2. patsy miller says:

    I’m thankful of your ‘writings’ as they too, are a witness of such a One, and only One, Creator GOD. . . tragically though, His Presence so often forsaken; even denied, by mere choice. The Greatest Beauty of all, is to know Him through the One HE sent, JESUS, the Savior. . . No greater LOVE, no greater BEAUTY, no greater PRESENCE, no greater ACCEPTANCE, no greater FORGIVENESS, , ,NO GREATER GIFT extended to all!


  3. Swetank says:

    This is my first visit to your blog! Well, I loved your writing style and very much inspiring picture and ,message with it! Yes, I believe in God. He is the saviour!

    Swetank (from Being Bettr!) 🙂

  4. keelymyles says:

    Your book of uncommon prayer always, always touches me, Lilly. I’m so thankful to have stumbled upon your blog. Your words really resonate to the soul. ❤

  5. reinkat says:

    Not pantheism, but presence.

    That’s just a perfect line. I love it.

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