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  • Chris Williams

Tuesday 23rd June – Icon of the Day

‘Lord catch me off guard today

Surprise me with some moment of beauty or pain

So that at least for the moment

I may be startled into seeing that you are here in all your splendour,

Always and everywhere

Barely hidden



Within this life I breathe’

Frederick Buechner

Image: Chestnut-tailed starling (Sturnia malabarica), Satchari National Park, Bangladesh

Photo: ‘Touhid biplob’, used with thanks, under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International licence.


In St Mary’s prayer cycle for June 2020, today we pray for international relations, that the world may come together to tackle the virus.


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