It’s Time to Stand

Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am to be blessed.

“It Was Early” by Mary Oliver

It’s Time to Stand

‘Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am to be blessed.’ Mary Oliver observed poetically.

I read her words today for the first time,
And the second,
And over again and again.

The message is simple, yet profound,
You see, I’ve been seeking guidance on prayer of late,
And here it was delivered upon the page waiting for me.

The words were conveniently highlighted,
Having impressed other readers before me,
I am not the first to journey on this quest. I am not alone.

I am not alone. Wherever I stand,
I will be among good company; I will be blessed.
It’s time to stand, and I do.

There is something very compelling and comforting about this idea. Prayer doesn’t need to be complicated. Words don’t need to be memorized or even thought up on the spot. Prayer can be as simple as taking a moment to stand still and accept being blessed.

Be well,



  1. Kathleen says:

    Yes. Sometimes it’s that simple.

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  2. To be where we are – how simply and beautifully put

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  3. Very much YES! The prayer of presence….

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  4. Absolutely. Powerful words. Glad that your spiritual journey is going well.
    I’m impressed by the drawing – the perspective could not have been easy, but you’ve done a great job.

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