Category Archives: response

Elizabeth- God’s Timing

Taken from my 2015 book Voices Through Advent and Christmas, available through Moorleys

Based on Luke 1: 24-25

So, there I am, suddenly find myself pregnant.  Zechariah had heard right all along!  This child growing in me.  God working in and through me.  Who knew!  God is good.  People will be able to see now what God has called me to.  They will see.  He wasn’t punishing me.  He was waiting for the right moment, his exact timing for what he needed to do.  He needed me and it has happened.

Thank you Lord
for your timing,
right timing,
to work in me.

Help me not to push things along
by my agenda,
but to work with yours.

Give me patience,
grant me strength,
may I live in hope,
as I wait for you
and what you are going to do.

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All Done

Cristo crucificado

Matthew 27:45-56, Mark 15:33-41, Luke 23:44-49, John 19: 28-37

It is done.
I can do no more.
I have given everything,
my life,
all that I am.

Given it to you.
Given it for you.
Given to all.
Given for all.
Lord,
as I look on your all,
your sacrifice,
your offering,
your giving
I stand in awe,
in worship,
in feeling unworthy
and incapable
of living up to it.

But you call me to you,
and you call me to follow,
to live,
to love,
to be
in your love
and in your name.

I kneel at your cross
and ask
that as your life flows from you,
it flows in and through me,
that I may
show some spark of you
in this world.

Only through you

From my book Voices Through Holy Week and Easter, available from Moorleys VoicesThroughHolyWeekandEaster-1

Prayers on the Move App

Just briefly popping by to recommend the Prayers on the Move App.

I believe this is meant to be an ‘entry level’ introduction to prayer, but if, like me you have limited concentration or stamina, this is a great way to pray.  One sentence prayers, one a day, as easy as that.  There is even a reminder that you can set.

I found the “read aloud” option really helpful to still me and give the space – one minute.  Anyone can manage that! (Though as an aside, I know it’s a common technique used in praying, but not everyone can “Take a deep breath in” and I found that a bit off-putting)

Each prayer is beautifully illustrated, though I did wonder if that made it a bit ‘girly’?  Each prayer is also easily shared via social media, and the ones I have seem to have been well received.  As with any written prayer, some will mean more to you than others, but it’s a great start

There are also many links to other resources to take you further into prayer.

I’ve found this really helpful at a time I’ve needed it.