Flannery O’Connor’s Prayer

From Flannery O’Connor’s prayer journal which she kept as a young student:

But dear God please give me some place, no matter how small, but let me know it and keep it. If I am the one to wash the second step everyday, let me know it and let me wash it and let my heart overflow with love washing it.

I don’t know that I’ll ever find a more perfect sentiment for prayer. May we know our place, and may we love it well.

H/T: Karen Swallow Prior’s final chapter in On Reading Well.