A Call to Prayer Do not rise, do not brace your feet, calves, knees, thighs, your whole tired selves to push against gravity, against rest; and do not rise in spirit, hurling yourself skyward, but instead lie down. Sink. Open wide your hard working hands and let go of all striving. Let yourself fall gently and completely to earth. Go down into the holy roots of being where your prayers spread slowly by aquifer and mycelium, into the common ground, or do not spread, and enrich the soil of exactly where you are, then pray.