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  • Chris Williams

Tuesday 26th May – Icon of the Day

Somewhere, out at the edges, the night

Is turning and the waves of darkness

Begin to brighten the shore of dawn.

The heavy dark falls back to earth

And the freed air goes wild with light,

The heart fills with fresh, bright breath

And thoughts stir to give birth to colour.

I arise today

In the name of Silence

Womb of the Word,

In the name of Stillness,

Home of belonging,

In the name of the Solitude

Of the Soul and the Earth

I arise today

Blessed by all things,

Wings of breath,

Delight of eyes,

Wonder of whisper,

Intimacy of touch,

Eternity of soul,

Urgency of thought,

Miracle of health,

Embrace of God.

May I live this day

Compassionate of heart,

Clear in word

Gracious in awareness,

Courageous in thought,

Generous in love.

‘Matins’ - John O’Donahue


Image: ‘Morning mist in Mountains’, Caspar David Friedrich, 1808, Thuringian State Museum, Heidecksburg, Germany.


In St Mary’s prayer cycle for May 2020, today we pray for those who are in prison and for prison staff.


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