O Lord, we enter into your steadfast love, asking that you will respond to our prayers; we trust in your abundant mercy and ask that you will come to us.
O Lord, make your presence known to us;
draw near to us; redeem us, set us free;
for we seek to be your faithful disciples.
I follow this with some words from: Tides & Seasons by David Adam
I weave into my life this day
The presence of God upon my way,
I weave into my life this hour
The mighty God and all his power.
I weave into my sore distress
His peace and calm and no less.
I weave into my step so lame
Healing and helping of His name.
I weave into the darkness of night
Strands of God shining bright,
I weave into each deed done
Joy and hope of the Risen Son.
I have started writing the blog for the 21st June on Monday 8th June, while going for my morning walk I listened to Father Brian D’Arcy on Radio 2 giving his pause for thought I won’t dwell on the actual pause for thought but was impressed with his description of what a pencil is, how it is made up and most importantly how that translated into his pause for thought, it was very clever. How do you think a pencil could relate to our own faith, the lead in the pencil could be our inner faith, when we use the pencil are we writing our faith in the way we live our lives, if we have to sharpen the pencil is that a way of reminding us to always look at ourselves and finally if we do make a mistake while writing we can use an eraser to remove the incorrect message, I think that’s what Jesus does for us, the preceding thoughts about the pencil are partly mine but are mostly Brian’s – how would you describe yourself if you were a pencil?
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