A prayer to close a meeting
Impatient to be away now,
to move from the focussed space of this meeting
to the liminal spaces of transition and journey –
we have our minds on the business of leaving;
locating devices and gathering up notes
instead of dwelling in the moment
as we are reluctantly
reminded to pay lip
A prayer to open a meeting
Although I’ve taken a seat at this meeting, I’m still thinking about what just happened in my journey to get here, so I’m not here…
I am not here
Instead I’m trying to remember which papers I have skipped and if it is going to be discovered, I’m trying to remember if
We come together as a group of individuals with diverse needs and diverse gifts.
May we rise to the responsibility vested in us by our fellow members of this chapel and make our decisions wisely.
May we discover that delicate balance between the needs of the individual and the interests of the greater community.
May we listen to