Surface Prayers

There are and have been those prayers

together with much fingering of beads

in holy piety and sometimes in peace

but never in spiritual power for which

Jesus *called these ‘Surface Prayers’

voiced in repetition or in songs

throughout the Age of Faith

with ignorance and superstition

held together by force of fear

of hell and excommunication

and even now in the face of

new scientific knowledge

the air is filled with the drone

of psalms and hymns borne

in hope of divine salvation

*Ref.6th. Blessing of The Twelve

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