Crossing and dwelling

My Soul, a boat unto Thy Shores

I pray for winds to Guide and Reach

To land, and curiously to explore

To be the same no more.

Heart-waves breaking onto Crashing Shore

Thy Peace, overflows my broken raft

And, leaking, weeping, with breast-filled ache

I am shipwrecked in Thy Grace.

May I ever rest with Thee

In this most sacred inner place.

Rev. Jenny Miller

[i] A prayer-poem written in a fifteen minute exercise in the ‘Poetry into Prayer’ Group and inspired by  my experience of  the ‘Crossing & Dwelling’ Engagement Group at Unitarian Summer School, Great Hucklow, 2018)

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