Monday, 17 March 2014

Glimpses of Glory in Lent - Day 13

A time of peace at the end of the day.
It has been a good day.
Driving through beautiul countryside on the way to a retreat house in Northumberland. The sun was shining, the dips and mounds of the hills picked out by the light.
Lunch was nourishing, soup and sandwiches with new friends before the preparation for the retreat.
The gathering of presbyters and deacons, friends meeting up, laughter and shared concerns.
Praying together.
Singing together.
Sharing grace.
And now a comfortable bed and time to reflect.
Time to ask where I have glimpsed God in this and to give thanks.
Time to say sorry for the moments when I have been careless of grace.
Time to pray for a peaceful night.

May this moment be refreshing;
         a time of real progressing;
             a rich and real blessing;
                  a daily cup of peace.
(Coffee Break, Stephen Cherry)

Lighten our darkness Lord, we pray,
and in your mercy 
defend us from all perils and dangers of this night,
For the sake of your son,
our saviour,
Jesus Christ.

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