Little blue green shards
Pierce the wintry earth
Even in the darkest frostiest days.
Enclosed within the shards are tiny glimpses
Of the pure white petals
The deepest fall of snow, the iciest days
Leave them curiously free from damage.
Their fragility allowing them to bend
With the weight of snow
Their strong leaves encasing and protecting them.
Wintry days reveal the hidden strength
Of such fragility.
But, Lord that brings me to a sudden
Flash of Light,
For many there is so much wintry darkness in the world;
Darkness of the reality of turmoil, trouble and dismay;
Darkness of spirit and of deep depression; a lack of hope.
Yet, in the midst of this
Fragile lives seem to grow strong,
Fragile people turn to you and gathering their hopes
Say we will stand up and shine a light,
Most gracious God.
The year has turned and so must we:
We must turn to you
The God of all hope
And we must trust that,
Finding our voices,
Speaking up for all in need,
We call forth afresh
The mighty Spirit in our lives and world.
By your Grace and in your Name
Reading: Acts 2:1-21
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Prayers for January by Hazel Parsons