Shekinah Glory


The Jazz of Prayer
March 23, 2007, 8:36 pm
Filed under: Christianity, God, Jesus, Lent, Prayer, Religion, Spirituality, thoughts

I have always equated prayer with great jazz improvision. Prayer can be as sweet, smooth and sustained as Miles in his Birth of Cool period or as disconcerting and dissonant as his funky fusion excursions. Squeeling like Coltrane’s high notes on Ascension or comforting as the swinging Giant Steps, prayer is something conjured out of my deepest emotions and desires. Prayer is the freedom to call, emplore, curse, praise, paint, sing, thank, cry, love, imagine, apologize and joke with something greater than myself which sustains me. My prayers can be a deep well or a shallow eddie, but inevitably they are always truly rewarding.

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