Ayr: St Columba Church

Prayers and Reflections 22 March 2020

Prayer

God of ancient calm,
let Your peace still us
and Your light illumine us.
God of the flowing rivers,
may we discover anew Your flowing Spirit.
God of the lonely plains,
touch these empty places within us
where we are vulnerable enough to meet You
and discover a new understanding of Your acceptance.
Amen.


Revd Dr Peter Millar

Reflection

‘And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.

And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.

And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.’
Kitty O’Meara

Books for the journey………

Thomas à Kempis The Imitation of Christ
Anthony De Mello Seek God Everywhere
Mark Oakley My Sour-Sweet Days
Esther De Waal Seeking God