06 April 2016

Loved (day 300)

we long to 
hear it
from familiar voices
or in crucial choices

may we 
know it
feel the reverberations 
of this
most primal revelation
in the rumblings
of the Earth
and our Essence

'you are
Loved
just as
you are'

Amen.

#40wordprayers #Eastertide2016


30 March 2016

aware (day 299)

we may be called
by routine
or responsibility
obligation
or occupation
out of obstinacy
or apathy
indifference
or insistence

but when we are called
by Name
every nerve
awakens
every synapse
sparks
every atom
of our Being
becomes
Aware

Thanks.

#40wordprayers #eastertide2016



27 March 2016

nowhere (day 298)

Things
aren't always
as they seem
to be

words 
appear
and we read
the letters
but the message
isn't always
clear

worlds
collide
and we see
empty spaces
but the Presence
mysteriously miraculously
abides

Jesus
is
nowhere?

Now Here

HalleluJah!

#40wordprayers #Easter2016


26 March 2016

pinning and praying (day 297)

cards filled with concerns
and caring
pictures illustrating our fears
and faith
notes naming our worries
and wondering
messages magnifying our horrors
and hoping

prayers from open hearts
for healing
pinned to a wall
with Wonder
and Love

Thanks

Amen

#40wordprayers #lent2016




poor (day 296)

the poor are always
with us
or so You've said

is it because
in their desperation
we recognize our own
and rather than share
this space
with them
we recoil in fear
and move on
without them?

soften
hardened
hearts.

#40wordprayers #lent2016


25 March 2016

wounds (day 295)

Your friend Rumi said,
'The wound
is the place
where the Light
enters you.'

maybe that's why
You lovingly endured
our darkest rejections
our violent projections
of our woundedness
upon Your Body

maybe that's why
Your wounds
heal us

Thanks.

#40wordprayers #lent2016


24 March 2016

Open (day 294)

stare
at someone
for five minutes
or even five seconds
straight
and we avert
our eyes
for fear
that we will
expire
or explode
from the darkness
exposed
but maybe
it's for wonder
of the brilliance
of Light
unclosed

Open...

#40wordprayers #lent2016














('Look Into My Eyes' © Glenn Bryant)