Lenten Meditation: The Answer


When for a purpose

I had prayed and prayed and prayed

Until my words seemed worn and bare

With arduous use,


And I had knocked and asked and

knocked and asked again,

And all my fervor and persistence

brought no hope,

I paused to give my weary brain a rest

And ceased my anxious human cry.


in that still moment,

After self had tried and failed,

There came a glorious vision of

God's power,

And, lo, my prayer was answered in

that hour.


~ Lowell Fillmore