Do you need me?

Came across this poem/prayer today in an old copy of The Tablet. It’s by James Dillet Freeman (b1912). I like it.

Do you need me? I am there.
You cannot see Me, yet I am the light you see by.
You cannot hear Me, yet I speak through your voice.
You cannot feel Me, yet I am the power at work in your hands.
I am at work, though you do not understand My ways.
I am not strange visions. I am not mysteries.
Only in absolute stillness, beyond self, can you know Me as I am,
and then but as a feeling and a faith.
Yet I am there. Yet I hear. Yet I answer.
When you need Me, I am there.
Even when you feel most alone, I am there.
Even in your fears, I am there.
Even in your pain, I am there.
Though you fail to find me, I do not fail you.
Though your faith in Me is unsure, my faith in you never wavers.
Because I know you, because I love you.
Beloved, I am there.

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