Wrought by Prayer

7 Sep 2003 /

I have lived my life, and that which I have done
May He within Himself make pure! but thou,
If thou shouldst never see my face again,
Pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayer
Than this world dreams of.

— Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “Morte d’Arthur”
 

Tennyson has said that more things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of, but he has wisely refrained from saying whether they are good things or bad things. It might perhaps be as well if the world were to dream of, or even become wide awake to some of the things that are being wrought by prayer.

— Samuel Butler, The Way of All Flesh

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