The only thing to remember about prayer is to begin where you are. (Thomas Merton)

Deep down in me I knowed it was a lie, and He knowed it. You can't pray a lie - I found that out. (Mark Twain)

If governments knew how subversive contemplative prayer is, they would ban it. (Desmond Tutu)

Pray as you can, not as you can't. (Father Ted King, Dean Emeritus of Cape Town)

So this is how you swim inward. So this is how you flow outwards. So this is how you pray. (Mary Oliver)

Friday, 15 June 2012

Strengthen our hope

This is very, very beautiful, I think - a prayer I commend to us all.

It was posted by our Kathryn over on facebook.

O God, 
whose love restores 
the brokenhearted of this world: 
pour out your love, 
we beseech you, 
upon those who feel 
lonely, abandoned, or unloved. 
Strengthen their hope 
to meet the days ahead; 
give them the courage 
to form life-giving friendships; 
and bless them with the joy 
of your eternal peace. 

(Photo from Wikimedia Commons)

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