13 July 2010

Prayer: Plume, Redux

I don't pray much, anymore, at least not intentionally. Only so many times I can listen to the phone ring before I hang up from waiting. I tend to pray by reflex, when I'm exhausted or overstressed.

Funny...I should be praying 24/7, these days.

Sometimes, in rare quiet moments, I'll find myself trying to pray but don't know what to say. Even rarer than that are those times when I find someone voicing the prayer just right and in a way I could not articulate. Like finding another diamond in the mud. Tonight was a diamond night:


Faults have weighed on my confidence
The years have stolen my innocence
It's hard to pay the price for this
Tonight could be the last to spend

Just see me through the night
Just see me through the fight
Somehow

Somehow, ooohhh

Now I'm, I'm looking for ways to hide
from the walls between every voice inside
I'm caught in something I can't describe
So I, I wait just for you tonight

Just see me through the night
Just see me through the fight
Somehow

Maybe hope will buy us another day
and time will fix what I can't erase
But it all feels millions of miles away
and I don't think I'll get there anyway

Can you change my thoughts around?
And I pray you'll stay for now
Can you save what's breaking down?

Just see me through the fight
Somehow
Somehow

Just see me through the night
Just see me through the fight
Somehow
Somehow

Lyrics above are by Mutemath, are unofficial and used without permission. But they sure are beautiful, aren't they?

11 comments:

  1. Superb song. As for prayer, only good things can come out of it. At least I think so. And you can pray in any manner you choose to. It doesn't have to have a conventional pattern... right?

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  2. it is not so much the prayer, but the intention... the motivation,the love behind the words.

    Peace ~ Rene

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  3. Prayers are not always answered in the most obvious of ways. Just remember that.

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  4. I'm not a believer in prayer, but the song and the words are beautiful... Definitely a diamond.

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  5. wow. I started praying again tonight. (One person in my family is laid off again and it is not me. )

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  6. Ha. I turned the video on and then answered a couple emails with it playing in the background and forgot to comment. My bad.

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  7. Oh yes, really beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing. I hope this"prayer" helps you through your struggle.

    jj

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  8. For me, prayer is many things, not so much words, but more joining with nature and accepting my place in the universe. The video was excellent. My hubby is a musician and we listen to music a LOT and we both enjoyed listening to this so thanks for sharing it.

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  9. Sometimes I have had to say the Serenity Prayer over and over until I fell asleep. It got me through the night.

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"Let your laws come undone
Don't suffer your crimes
Let the love in your heart take control..."


-'The Hair Song', by Black Mountain

Tell me what is in your heart...