September 20, 2013

My Journey to God

Prayer: Over Time

Sometimes we think it should be instant
We walk up, say “hello,” chat a bit
And call it relationship
But any true, deep, and lasting thing
Doesn’t work like this
It takes time—Give it time—So that

Over time—We keep building trust
Over time—I take risks
Over time—I refer to You as Friend
Over time—I become transparent
Over time—I keep giving myself over to it

I see a progression
I feel the depth
Love is growing
On this journey of relationship

Prayer—Give it time
And watch what happens
Over time

By Cathy Lamperski Dearing

(Cathy Lamperski Dearing is a member of St. Barnabas Parish in Indianapolis. She wrote this poem after recently attending a retreat on prayer led by Father Jim Farrell at Fatima Retreat House in Indianapolis.)

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