Christian Articles for All of your Publishing Needs!

Translate this Page Here




Word Count: 243

Send Article To Friend Print/Use Article

Contact Peter Menkin

Notes From the Study House in March, No. 3 by Peter Menkin

by Peter Menkin  
1/18/2009 / Poetry

Thursday, September 28, 2006

A prayer, a poem, a recitation about sanctifying be with God...

I have liked this poem from the time I wrote it some years ago. It is posted on my website . Usually, I stick with poems that are newer or at least not on the website. Yet I liked this one so much at this time of year in Pentecost that I am posting it here. Note that it was originally written in March, from my notes at a Study House in Berkeley, California, Incarnation Monastery. Some how, this year it fits here as we continue in the season.

I hope it will speak to you as it has spoken to me, and some others who have read the poem. You can tell that I like it very much. I do not always like my own poems "very much." It is something I endeavor to find when writing these, that they will continue to speak some time after conception and writing.

Notes from the study house in March, No. 3 (2001)

by Peter Menkin

In God of God,

beginning with the mnemonic--with Christ

beside others.

Around the Abba.The Alpha.

Tree of the Cross,

giving voice to yearning

within. The returning


of intention to be

with God the whole day.

The master says,

"not to be habitually forgetful,"

prayer of aspiration!

Help me in this God.

Audio reading of poem by poet is here:

Peter Menkin, an aspiring poet, lives in Mill Valley, CA USA where he writes poetry. He is an Oblate of Immaculate Heart Hermitage, Big Sur, CA and that means he is a Camaldoli Benedictine. He is 64 years of age as of 2010.

Copyright Peter Menkin

Article Source: WRITERS

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! Click here and TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Peter Menkin

Like reading Christian Articles? Check out some more options. Read articles in Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or our highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Or enter a keyword for a topic in the search box to search our articles.

User Comments

Enter comments below. Due to spam, all hyperlinks posted in the comments are now immediately disabled by our system.

Please type the following word below:

Not readable? Change text.

The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed, Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer

Main FaithWriters Site | Acceptable Use Policy

By using this site you agree to our Acceptable Use Policy .

© All rights reserved. Free Reprint Articles - Your place for Christian articles, Christian poems, Christian stories and much more.