118. Prayer Before Meditation
O Father, my little prayers are all aroused in reverence, waiting for Thee. My little joys are dancing in tune with the temple-bells of harmony. The muffled drum of my craving beats deep for Thee. My passion, my ignorance, tremblingly wait to be sacrificed before Thine altar. I shall say my prayers with mystic beads, made of my crystal teardrops and polished with my love for Thee. I shall cleanse the altar of my heart with my repentance. Come! I pray for Thy presence!