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    Tranquility – 14th May 2017

    Tranquility – 14th May 2017
    May 12, 2017 Judith Simms

    Loving and Gracious God,

    Sometimes you offer us space,

    Space to be quiet,

    To stop and reflect,

    Or even simply to stop.

    And, in that stopping, we are able,

    Sometimes,

    To see beyond the visible and grasp something of You.

     

    Here, in this tranquil place,

    This space between the turning of the tide,

    There is that opportunity

    To look and notice.

    The movement is barely visible or audible.

    Then a hesitant sun breaks through,

    Bringing the return of colours

    Previously unseen,

    And I know that when I see you least

    You are most certainly present.

     

    The tranquility of quiet times:

    A blessing sometimes

    Which goes unrecognised.

     

    But we cannot live in tranquility,

    For there are things which

    Must be addressed,

    And the return from serenity to busyness

    Can be a hard one.

    Although I know,

    Yes, I know,

    That having experienced the tranquil times

    There is

    Within them

    Healing

    And preparation for return.

     

    Quiet beckons us,

    ‘Be still’ you say,

    ‘And know,

    Know that I am God.

    And then, in that knowing

    You will receive

    The strength you need

    To walk with confidence

    Into the busy streets’.

     

    We thank you

    Loving God for space to meet with you

    In the quiet

    Knowing that you are with us

    Simply

    Everywhere.

     

    Amen.

     

    Reading:  Psalm 63

    StF 45       Earth’s creator everyday God

     

    Prayers for May by Hazel Parsons