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  • Chris Williams

Friday 18th September – Icon of the Day

‘As the rain hides the stars

As the Autumn mist hides the hills,

The happenings of my lot

Hide the shining of Thy face from me.

Yet, if I may hold Thy hand

In the darkness,

It is enough; since I know that,

Though I may stumble in my going,

Thou dost not fall’

Alistair Maclean


Image: Sunrise over Mukri Swamp in Kehtna, Raplamaa, Estonia.

Detail from photo taken by Janno Loide, 2011, used under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Estonia licence


In St Mary’s prayer cycle for this month, today we pray for the rule of law to operate around the world and an end to corruption.


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