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.
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,
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.
Time passes by
Yet here we still sit
On the bench
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,
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.
We are delighted that the Faith Companion has published Linda’s article, in the September/October 2021 edition, on the meaning of ‘Take U...