The truest prayer begins when we pass beyond word into deep silence, when lips are hushed;
when racing thoughts are stilled; when emotions are placid
as the dawning over the waveless ocean.
~Albert E Day
It reminds me that God/Divine Love dwells in the silence of our heart and in the quiet sanctuary of Nature. A contemplative quietude is perhaps the best way to start a brand new morn. The phrase “dawning over the waveless ocean”, I learnt just now, is captured in a hymn called “Still, Still With Thee”.
“Still, still with Thee, when purple morning breaketh,
When the bird waketh, and the shadows flee;
Fairer than morning, lovelier than daylight,
Dawns the sweet consciousness, I am with Thee.
Alone with Thee, amid the mystic shadows,
The solemn hush of nature newly born;
Alone with Thee in breathless adoration,
In the calm dew and freshness of the morn.
As in the dawning o’er the waveless ocean
The image of the morning star doth rest,
So in the stillness Thou beholdest only
Thine image in the waters of my breast.”
I also learnt that Albert E Day is the author of a book called “The Captivating Presence“. In a way, he reminds me of Brother Lawrence (author of “The Practice of the Presence of God“), who also practised the presence of God in his daily life.
- Practicing the Presence of Love (godspace.wordpress.com)
- Vampiress (thedarkrosejournal.wordpress.com)