It is not we alone who pray;
all things pray.
All things pour forth their souls.
The heavens pray, the earth prays,
every creature and every living thing prays.
In life, there is longing.
Creation itself is but a longing,
a prayer to the Almighty.
What are the clouds, the rising and the setting of the sun,
the soft radiance of the moon, and the gentleness of the night?
What are the flashes of the mind
and the storms of the human heart?
They are all prayers ---
the outpouring of boundless longing for God.
by Micah Joseph Berditchev