Windows of Surprises
About 4.00 the other afternoon I was
huddled in my caravan feeling very sorry for myself. It was wet, cold, and night was closing in. Suddenly in the distance a rainbow appeared. I hung my arm out of the window pointed the camera in what I hoped was the the right direction and pressed the button
capturing a special moment . A few strands of colour totally transformed my mood, and I could only marvel at it's beauty . It was gone in moment but it was a wonderful and precious gift to me on that drab grey afternoon. A wonderful surprise and a way into
my prayer time which would otherwise I'm sure have been one long whinge!
So I invite you to pray a rainbow prayer today:
Pray red for those who cry out for warmth and acceptance and love.
Pray blue for all those
whose life's skies have been darkened by illness and loss.
Pray green for those who live in places of drought. For those whose lives feel barren.
Pray white for those who feel soiled by life's experiences, those who see no beauty in themselves.
Pray gold for those who feel they are life's losers. Who feel they haven't achieved anything.
Pray black for those who
are exhausted and need a safe place to rest for a while.
Pray purple for the voiceless and those coming to the end of their lives.
pray yellow for those imprisoned by bars or addictions that they may glimpse a brighter future
Pray a rainbow for all those who feel alone today. For all who have given up hope of ever being surprised or blessed.
pray for yourself and next time you are surprised by unexpected beauty or an unexpected kindness, use the experience to shape your prayers and store it away in your heart to bring out again on a rainy day.
As the light breaks through the darkness and a new day is born so we pray Lord Jesus for the light of your peace into the darkness of violence
for the light of trust into the darkness of broken relationships
for the light of hope into the darkness of unemployment and poverty
for the light of perseverance in the
darkness of weariness
for the light of healing into the darkness of suffering
the light of forgiveness in the darkness of past enmities
for the light of integrity into the darkness of temptation
for the light of courage for all those who face today in the darkness of dread
for the light of your kingdom into all the places of darkness
in our lives and world
Music of evening – dance in our hearts.
Silence of evening – calm our fears
Darkness of evening- colour our prayers
Peace of evening- sink into our tiredness
of evening and of morning- be with us Amen.