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    Prayer where we are – 25th June 2017

    Prayer where we are – 25th June 2017
    June 23, 2017 Judith Simms

    In the distance – a white beach glistening,

    the drop and splash of oars

    muted voices in the still, pure air,

    paddling through the clean, crystal clear waters

    finding –

    on that silver beach –

    a bright yellow shell washed up:

    of a sudden a prayer of delight and joy

    sweeps into the heavens.

     

    In the garden excited chattering

    like children’s voices

    raising eyes to see

    suddenly, the house martins

    sweeping low,

    hearing the feathered flight

    and a prayer of simple happiness

    soars with their flight

    into the summer skies

     

    A sombre phone call,

    voice saddened, tears suppressed,

    threads through the sunshine of the day.

    prayers of petition

    reach into the air

    plead for hope

    seek comfort.

     

    A thoughtless, careless word.

    closed face, turning away,

    immediate regret for hurt caused

    prayer for forgiveness

    for a way to mend and heal

    penitent

    and seeking help.

     

    Prayers come in the midst of living

    they stop us just where we are

    as we turn mindfully to you.

     

    Accept our worship loving God,

    hear our prayers:

    sung, whispered, silent, unconfessed

    and send your blessings

    tumbling down

     

    Amen

     

    Reading: Colossians 1:3-14

    StF 491    As servants working an estate whose owner is away

     

    Prayers for June by Hazel Parsons