Give us time might be another great prayer too.
For here on earth, there is not a lot else we have anyway.
Regardless of your money, or position or
And I completely agree: Don’t blink.
You might miss something poignant and beautiful.
Thomas Merton wrote, in a light passage in one of his Gethsemane journals: “Suggested emendation in the Lord’s Prayer: Take out ‘
ThyKingdom come’ and substitute ‘Give us time!’” But time is the one thing we have been given, and we have been given to time. Time gives us a whirl. We keep waking from a dream we can’t recall, looking around in surprise, and lapsing back, for years on end. All I want to do is stay awake, keep my head up, prop my eyes open, with toothpicks, with trees.
-Annie Dillard, Pilgrim At Tinker Creek