Just look at the vibrancy of the colour,
The pattern and the richness.
The waters of the canal are quiet,
Disturbed only by the paddling feet of
Ducks and moorhens
And of course the wonderful swan family
Which has so wonderfully
Graced it this year.
A flash of brilliant blue
Reveals the kingfisher,
And overhead the buzzard mewls,
Birds sing in the hedgerows.
These are bright with hips and haws
With Old Man’s Beard and scarlet
Berries of wild briony.
Walking along, a song of praise
Surges up and softly spills into the cool air.
Still waters allow for different growth,
They may encourage stagnancy,
Yet sometimes we need the gentleness of stillness
And listen for
The quiet voice of God.
There is a time for the gurgling brook and rushing river
But there is time too
For the stillness of
The gentle quiet canal.
Thank you Lord for being in all that
You have made.
Reading. 1 Kings 19:1-15
STF 495. Dear Lord and Father of mankind
Prayers for November written by Hazel Parsons