Essay prompt for my students from the last chapters in Caring for Words:
Read the last two chapters on Prayer and Silence .
In your journal: Gerald Manley Hopkins wrote "Mine, O thou lord of life, send my roots rain."
Write an essay using the quote and the chapters.
( from Hopkin's poem in the reading)
Here are some snippets from the students:
Boredom can't listen.
Silence is rejuvenating.
It is food for the soul.
Prayer doesn't always weed words and prayer is not graded.
Debussy: Music is the silence between the notes.
One student also referenced this song : The Silence of God by Andrew Peterson
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