If You Want His Answer

Whether He replies or not,
Keep calling Him –
Ever calling in the chamber
Of continuous prayer.

Whether He comes or not,
Believe He is ever approaching
Nearer to you
With each command of your heart´s love.

Whether He answers or not,
Keep entreating Him.
Even if He makes no reply
In the way you expect,
Ever know that in some subtle way
He will respond.

In the darkness of your deepest prayers,
Know that with you He is playing
Hide-and-seek.
And in the midst of the dance of life,
disease, and death,
If you keep calling Him,
Undepressed by His seeming silence,
You will receive His answer.

by Paramahansa Yogananda