When compulsive thoughts seem to rule,
a short phrase for prayer will help,
gently said, slowly, without rush,
when racing thoughts intrude
with a calm spirit remember your prayer,
a real prayerful thought freely said,
lovingly from the heart,
will slowly displace the impersonal
racing tapes and movies in one's head,.
Be patient, in time the heart will pray,
the reality of Christ Presence will become real,
and while there is a struggle, slowly healing will come.
Patience, humility, and self-love are imperative--Br.MD.