Prayer Stool

Date added: 29/05/2020



I leave aside my shoes, my ambitions;

undo my watch, my timetable;

take off my glasses, my views;

unclip my pen, my work;

put down my keys, my security;

to be alone with you, the only true God.

             After being with you,

I take up my shoes to walk in your ways;

strap on my watch to live in your time;

put on my glasses to look at your world;

clip on my pen to write up your thoughts;

pick up my keys to open your doors.


© Graham Kings, Nourishing Connections (Canterbury Press, 2020).

First published in J. Robertson (compiled), A Touch of Flame: Contemporary Christian Poetry (Lion, 1990), also on Spiritual Journeys.