Lord, I took one look at these heavy tractor treads and
What a lot of mud they have stirred up!
The grassy verge destroyed,
Deep ridges for puddles to form
And walking to become,
At the very least,
Such very negative thoughts
As I snapped the picture.
But, Lord, I have been thinking.
Tractors are very necessary,
They have eased a heavy burden.
Sometimes change has to be big and bold;
It has to disturb,
To trouble and upset,
In order to make a difference.
There are people who
Are called by your Spirit,
To disturb and challenge and
To move mountains.
Others are asked to work quietly,
Their footsteps hardly
Imprinting on the earth,
Yet making a difference where they are.
Both are needed,
To work for Justice and for Peace.
Neither has an easy task.
One will be condemned for being noisy and disruptive,
The other pushed aside as
You need both workers
Help us to recognise
Which one we are
And help us to respect,
Uphold the other.
For your kingdom’s sake,
Reading. 1Kings 18:1-15. Read on for the well known story
STF. 715. The right hand of God
Prayers for November written by Hazel Parsons