‘I’m too alone in the world, yet not alone enough
To make each hour holy
I’m too small in the world, yet not small enough
To be simply in Your presence like a thing –
Just as it is.
I want to know my own will and to move with it.
And I want, in the hushed moments
When the nameless draws near
To be among the wise ones – or alone.
I want to mirror Your immensity.
I want never to be too weak or too old
To bear the heavy, lurching image of You.
I want to unfold.
Let no place in me hold itself closed,
For where I am closed, I am false.
I want to stay clear in Your sight.
I would describe myself
Like a landscape I’ve studied
At length, in detail;
Like a word I’m coming to understand;
Like a pitcher I pour from at mealtime;
Like my mother’s face;
Like a ship that carried me
When waters raged’
Image: Fishermen’s memorial sculpture by Alan Herriot in a winter storm, Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland.
Photo: Christopher Williams, January 2020
In St Mary’s prayer cycle for this month, today we pray for the successful reordering of our church, the new opportunities for worship and for the wider community
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