I watched a friend at prayer. From the moment her eyes Met Yours on the Cross, She was enraptured.
What is it that passes between like souls? The gulf between You, God, And Your creature is unfathomable, Yet, Your love spans the distance and dissimilarity With the intimacy of a mother Suckling her infant, All giving, all gift and all grace.
I watched my friend at prayer. The world about her changed. A holy space surrounded her, As angels hurried to and fro, Now bowing, now prostrate, now adoring.
All prayer unites, As earth receives its Savior-God, As Man exercises dominion, Freed from Sin and chains.
Angels in swift flight, Aloft on mission-wings , Now ascending, Now descending.
Peace on earth To men of good will, As Time and Eternity kiss, Love knowing no distance.
I watched my friend at prayer, As her prayer became my prayer, You drawing all to Yourself. Draw me now, And all will in turn Run after the odor of Your ointments.