The Praying Heart

Make the praying heart a sanctuary,
An abode welcoming the Most High.
Rest on these blessed souls.
To prepare for Pentecost anew.

Across the face of the earth
Find hallowed home,
Ciborium for Christ’s Holy Body,
Chalice to cup His Blood,
And the loveliness of priestly hands
To hold the Christ aloft,
To smile upon His Inheritance,
A world in dire need.

O Angelic Spirits
Sing to the Bread of angels,
Ever present on His altar,
“Come Lord Jesus”,
Friend and companion
Light and Bridegroom,
All in all,
Everywhere,
For repentant hearts,
Transforming sinner to saint,
Cleansing the temple of our bodies
To make ready hallowed hearts,
Other Christs,
Alive with and living for
The Spirit of our God.

Joann Nelander

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