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Favorite images for prayer found in George Herbert’s Little Poem of the Same Name

CandelariaWomanCookingThe poem, entitled simply “Prayer”, by George Herbert of the 17th century, has only fifteen lines.  Packed into those fifteen lines are 27 different images for prayer!  Here are my ten favorite:

1.  the church’s banquet

2.  heart in pilgrimage

3.  sinner’s tower

4.  reversed thunder

5.  a kind of tune which all things hear and fear

6.  Heaven in ordinary

7.  the Milky Way

8.  the land of spices

9.  the soul’s blood

10.  softness, peace, joy, love and bliss

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