Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Mercy




 May Your Mercy touch me now

May Your Mercy heal me now

May Your Mercy free me now

May Your Mercy totally embrace me now. 

I open to receive Your Mercy, right now 

And find the blessing of utter peace,

Resting on me.

Amen

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Each prayer is precious

 


When everything feels impossible, yet still we somehow cope and survive and find moments of grace, we cannot know how each person’s loving thoughts or caring has touched our lives and lifted us.

Each prayer is so precious.

Each moment’s comfort may be because someone prayed and continued to pray, even in seemingly hopeless situations, where no way forward seemed possible.

Always believe in the power of prayer to bring comfort,

In times of loss: a prayer for protection




 

Help us find healing,

As we deal with our losses.

Help us find the healing you so freely give.


Help us to reach out and find


Your loving presence always near.


May we feel the protection


Of your loving heart,


Keeping us safe against any storm.


Free us from the deepest pain


That binds us away from feeling anything else.


Help us to see the truth 


And always move towards it,


Shielded totally by Your Love.


Amen

Saturday, 26 June 2021

Time Passes

 


Time passes by

Yet here we still sit

On the bench

Watching flowers

Come and go.

Hot and cold.

Sun and shade.

Spring and Winter

Rain and snow.

All go by

And busy people

To and fro

Whilst others die

But we just sit

And watch and pray

Through every moment,

Every day.


This  has become the simplicity and 

continuity of our life. We live of necessity in a 

slow paced way out of the flow of busy normality. 

When everything is taken away from you, you find 

you create your own way of being. Ours is a slow, 

quiet, way, focussed when possible on beauty, 

communion with each other and nature. From this 

position we notice the smallest things, they give us 

joy; the nestling of a ladybird in a seed head 

seeking shelter for winter, the beauty of a flower 

caught against the sunlight, the awesome sweep of 

a birds-wing as it glides majestically above us.  

People come and go, they live their busy lives, 

they die, yet our world carries on in simplicity and 

separation, feeling slightly outside normal time and 

space which has forged ahead without us 

seemingly in it.

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Sunday, 20 June 2021

Ask for Greater Perspective


 Let us ask to see things with greater perspective

Let us always seek a higher view

guided by God


Blessed by the gifts of the Spirit


Wisdom


Knowledge


Discernment


Love


Let us always give thanks


For what we learn


Amen


Thursday, 10 June 2021

New song : Softly whispers the moon

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nq8QlOaUN3w&t=82s


28 years of intense suffering without resolve sometimes makes us feel as if we are abandoned despite our trust and faith in God. Our daily reality overwhelms our belief  in goodness to prevail.
Even though we know it cannot be so  that God has not heard or helped us, because our God  is a God of love and healing, and He promises that He is with us, it still feels desolate here often. This song is an expression of the devastation we often feel.


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