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Friday 30 October 2015 – back to blogging

Friday 30 October 2015 – back to blogging
October 30, 2015 Anne Browse

A short blog tonight as I ease back into the discipline of writing after my break.  I am grateful to a local retreat house for three days of generous hospitality, of quiet places to read and think and pray and be.  I enjoyed home cooked meals, again without having to prepare or clear them away, although I probably did not walk enough to compensate for their rather delicious chocolate cake!

Last week I found this traditional Celtic prayer in the Methodist Prayer Handbook and I leave it with you tonight.  You may be surprised to know that even I can sometimes manage – and even crave – silence!

Weave a silence, O Lord, on to our lips;
weave a silence into our minds;
weave a silence within our hearts.
Close our ears to distractions;
Close our eyes to attractions;
Close our hearts to temptations.  Amen.