Lent 11

Morning Stretch

Lord, in these quiet moments,
While robins chirp, and the sun creeps
Higher in the sky,
I reach out to you –
To your infinite self and strong love,
Knowing, too that it is you who are
Reaching out to me.

I am awake at your bidding.
I seek you because you move me.
I respond to the beauty of this moment
That you have put there.

I listen for your voice,
And I hear a crow calling – nature singing,
The clock ticking – time passing,
Aeroplanes, cars and busses – the city coming to life,
And all is held and moved by you.

Breathing in and out,
Heart beating,
Thoughts darting this way and that,
Like small trout in a
Sun-dappled stream.

Alive, and in your care,
I listen and wait and pray,
And try desperately to
Be still and know
That you are God.

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

JM
March 24, 2012

Psalm 40:6-10 (NIV)

Sacrifice and offering you did not desire—
but my ears you have opened —
burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require.
Then I said, “Here I am, I have come—
it is written about me in the scroll.
I desire to do your will, my God;
your law is within my heart.”
I proclaim your saving acts in the great assembly;
I do not seal my lips, LORD,as you know.
I do not hide your righteousness in my heart;
I speak of your faithfulness and your saving help.
I do not conceal your love and your faithfulness from the great assembly.

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