Wednesday, 2 April 2014
A Pause in Lent - 4
This coming week in the Barefoot Prayers book we are looking at responses. How do we respond to things, do we really take things in, do we really pay attention to the world around us. This poem caught my attention as it is about Rain - something we have been having a lot of recently!
As the raindrops drum against the windowpane
and drill on the tiles,
we give thanks for precipitation falling as drizzle
or in storms
to water the earth,
feeding and freshening by day and by night.
We pray for all who live in dry
and drought-affected places;
for people living with dust and desiccation.
We pray for those who are deluged;
we think of those who are constantly damp.
We pray for those in danger of flood or coping with its aftermath.
We pray for those living with the difficulty of frozen water,
slippery paths, broken gutters.
We pray for good, wetting, watery rain whereever it is needed by humankind.
And we pray for the gratitude that informs our
attitude and makes us good stewards of your life-giving,
indispendsable gift of water.
We thank you for this day of rain;
let its rhythm help our alleluia to dance.
I think this poem also shows how we can use the ordinary little things as prayer with God. So this week why not be aware of the little ordinary things in your life.