My Oratio

It’s true. The demands of the day are many, yet I need not feel guilty about spending this time with you, Lord. I know that everything bends to my favor when I do.

What I discover is quite inexplicable. It takes less time to accomplish more when I rest in contemplation first. I have proved this to myself over and over again. Why do I forget?

In fact, why do I get wrapped up in the urgency of the moment in the first place? Is anything really urgent? Doesn’t life have a way of sorting itself out?

This, then, is what is vital. Rest in communion. 

  • Commune with the day. 
  • Commune with silence. 
  • Commune, even, with the noises of the world.

I ask but one thing, dear Lord. May your Holy Spirit fill me to the brim reverberating even in the threads of my marrow.

Please know that I do try to see things the way you do. I do try to remember your precious words.

Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

Matthew 6:27

Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Matthew 6:21

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Matthew 7:7

This is me knocking, Lord. Please, open the door of my heart. May your goodness and mercy come flooding through me that I might share such kindness with all the world.

Here, then, is my oratio. The overflowing of Divine Purpose. Only given. Only received. 

Blessed be.


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By Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato – Web Gallery of Art:   Image  Info about artwork, Public Domain,

7 responses to “My Oratio”

  1. Roger Avatar

    Love it! so so good

  2.  Avatar

    As always perfectly presented, simple ideas that resound with live. Thanks Kim

    1. Kimberly Holman Avatar

      Thank you. It’s so nice to hear your feedback. Blessings.

  3. Elaine Fourie Avatar
    Elaine Fourie

    Wonderful as always dear Kim

    1. Kimberly Holman Avatar

      Thank you so much for your encouragement and support, Elaine. It means a lot.

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Kimberly Holman

Kimberly Holman is a certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher (MMT) with a B.A. in psychology from the University of Maine and an M.A in religious studies from Naropa University.