The Rev. Petero A. N. Sabune reflects on the rhythm of prayer while serving as chaplain to Sing Sing Prison:
Sing Sing Prison and the Rhythm of Prayer
By Rev. Canon Petero A. N. Sabune, in the Huffington Post
There is a rhythm to prayer. Dawn, noon, dusk, night. Morning prayer, noon prayer, evening prayer, compline.
Prayers are like breathing. They are a part of the rhythm of life. Prayers provide comfort and solace, joy and ecstasy, whether silent or aloud.
A prayer life is for everyone. Prayers can fit any schedule, any routine. Prayers can be said in private or in community, alone or with family and friends. It doesn't matter where you are -- on the subway, in a taxi, at home, at work, bike riding, walking the dog, in an office.
Or in prison.