Let Us Pray?

Let Me Pray?

How?

To whom?

            God?

            Goddess?

Creator?

Creation?

            Spirit?

            Matter?

                        Which form?

                        Which shape?

 

Should I offer gratitude for all I have?

 

Do I make signs? 

Symbols? 

Altars?

Artefacts?

Statues?

Structures?

Gestures of reverence?

 

Do I remember the deceased and pray for their Souls?

            Their forgivenesses?

            Their guidance?

            Their love?

 

Do I invoke angels?

            Spirits?

            Friendly ghosts?

            Deviant daemons?

 

Should I send well wishes to all those ailing?

Struggling?

Toiling?

Failing?

 

Are there offerings to be made? 

            Flowers?

            Coins?

            Food?

            Alms?

            Trinkets from the heart?

 

Must I recite passages from scripture?

            Hymns known to all?

            Collected and respected known reveries?

            Vibrated tones of chant or song?

 

Do I kneel or sit?

            Fold my hands?

            Connect my palms?

            Close my eyes?

 

Do I offer in silence?

            Whisper?

            Sing?

            Roar?

 

Is better in the morning or at night?

            What about midday?

            What time of year?

            In groups or by myself?

 

Do I need a special place?

            Room?

            Building?

            Accouterments ?

 

What do I need to wear?

            Is there a uniform or dress?

 

How do I dedicate with diligence?

How do I do this?

Can my daily actions be prayer?

            Are they already?

            If so, for what?

                        My thoughts, deeds, breaths?

 

Does watching a sunrise or sunset count?

Is wondering at nature’s design sufficient?

Is playing with a child, laughing with friends, gazing into another’s eyes enough?

 

How do I do this?

Why do I do this?

Why should I?

What does it matter?