Prayer is the heart, the way, the key,
the open door, the gift of rest,
a place to live and grow and be,
the deep desire, the seeker blest.
Prayer is the window of the soul
through which our hopes and fears may go;
our common life, our final goal,
the blessing the whole world would know.
In prayer we know as we are known,
we find the partial made complete;
we feel the power that moved the stone,
the love that stoops to wash our feet.
Then pray and serve till all adore
the Christ who comes to heal and bless,
the One whose mercy will restore
our lives to love and righteousness.