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26 July 2015 – Sheltering

26 July 2015 – Sheltering
July 26, 2015 Hazel Parsons

26 July 2015


The grandchildren came to visit
They love my special shelves
Filled with books and gifts from loved ones.
When they had gone
I found they had assembled these things together
And, Lord, I smiled and thanked you for the gift
Of children and of insight.

Here, sheltering beneath the Cross are the sheep
Sheep of your flock
Or dare I say it, any sheep in need of shelter?

Here, leaning against the Rock the sheep
Find shelter from inclement weather,
Peace in the storm.

Lord Jesus, you taught us to see with the eyes of children.
These little ones did not know what they offered
But you give us eyes to use
To see you in their gifts
To us
How wonderful is that!

This week we
Pray for all your little ones
Holding their laughter and their tears
In your love and care
For the sake of Jesus.

Hazel Parsons

Reading: Psalm 121
StF: 725 As the glory of creation

 From July 2015 the prayers will be written and illustrated by Hazel Parsons of the Plymouth and Exeter District.  We hope that you will be able to use the prayer, reading and suggested hymn in various settings, on your own or with others.