[MUSIC PLAYING] I thought I'd show you my gym bag, cause this is what I take with me to work. And inside, I keep my little bible and my glasses. Have to use them. And I read the psalms and then I close my eyes. The other day when I was doing this, I noticed that I was holding on tight to my gym bag. I was clutching it. And you know what occurred to me? That that's sort of what I do with the prayers. They're a lifeline and I clutch to them.
You know, on the subway, I'll look around and there'll be other people praying, too, even though we're not even watching each other. Some people actually pray with a rosary. They hold on to something. Well, maybe this is sort of like my rosary. It's something I hold on to as I hold on to God's word. Here's the line I love from this psalm. I clutch it. I will lay me down in peace and sleep, for thou, lord, only make me dwell in safety. I will lay me down in peace. I clutch that, close my eyes, and pray.
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