Prayer or meditation
For all those suffering illness and loss
For those unable to say goodbye
For all those left with too much, even everything, unsaid.
I pray to will your well-being.
For those with whom we disagree sometimes strongly
For those who offend me often wrongly
For leaders even as they appear not
In prayer we look back at a year gone by. There have been triumphs, sometimes disasters and often periods of quietness and inertia. We have gained and possibly lost. We have promised and fulfilled, promised and not fulfilled. We have known moments of joy and moments of sadness. Our
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 pray for the people of Gaza and Israel. The very thought that such atrocities can be justified and meted out to another person, let alone that the victims are innocent civilians, is beyond comprehension. Upwards of 4,000 people have already been killed, many more maimed and injured.
Dear God, in the name of all that
We pray in a world fractured by violence.
We pray in sorrow that so many are pitched into a life of suffering and despair by the inhumanity of violent warfare.
We pray for peace in a world without peace.
We pray in sadness that there can be poverty in the midst
May we be blessed by the fertile Earth,
our foundation and bedrock,
May we be blessed by the spring rains
and the glistening dew,
quenching our thirst for freedom and beauty.
May we be blessed by the shining Sun
and the growing light, renewing and revealing all as it truly is.
May we be blessed by