Prayer Space



Make time to open the slow door of morning

letting light spill like lemons

over the threshold.


Choosing one,

your day grows bitter or

sweet with gratitude.


Allow your unsteady heart

this time

to learn steadiness of heron,

its blue-grey grace

forging thin spaces in water.

                                                                         Anne Powell
















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    Given at the Cenacle Family Weekend, 20–22 October 2017(with kind permission – Ray Norton, Cenacle Companion, Brisbane)  Take a comfortable position in your chair or more»
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