Prayer For June 2008












                  Henry David Thoreau





The prayer for June was submitted by Judith Penkert.



''I went into the woods

Because I Wanted To Live Deliberately,

to front only the essential facts of life,

and see if I could not learn

What It Had to teach,

and not when I came to die

to discover that I had not lived.

I did not wish to live what was not life,

living is so precious:

nor did I wish to practice resignation ....

I wanted to live deep

and suck out all the marrow of life.''