Cathedral of Silence

I let the silence
of the world
enter me: 

spacious, beatific,
like an empty cathedral,
lit by ten thousand candles,
that holds the memory
of every answered prayer
throughout time;

a silence that cleanses you
of all trifles and small pleas
you might place before God

because God will only accept
the prayers that serve your thriving
and free the world to be itself. 

In this silence, there is 
no asking and no receiving.

 All prayers of the heart 
are answered the moment
they become 
the living truth of your life.

© Nick LeForce
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To sit in silence is one of the most beautiful and profound experiences. If you still yourself long enough to dip below the noise of the world, to listen beyond or between your own chatter, you can sit at the edge of silence, which is the backdrop of creation, the canvas for all things. I like to think the prayer of the heart arises out of this silence. It may take some practice to get there in our bustling world, but it is possible and the rewards are plentiful.

What is your prayer of the heart?
What is your prayer for the world?

Please share your thoughts and comments below.

San Buenaventura mission in Ventura, CA

San Buenaventura mission in Ventura, CA

Cathedral of Silence is from my third book of poetry, Divine Whispering, available at amazon: