Reflection for the Week

9th October 2016

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people according to the will of God.        Romans 8: 26 – 27

In the depths of silence, no words are needed, no language required.

In the depth of silence I am called to listen...

Listen to the beating of your heart

Listen to the blowing of the wind

The movement of the Spirit

Be silent – says the Lord and know that I am God...

and listen to the cry of the voiceless

listen to the groaning of the hungry

listen to the pain of the landless and homeless

listen to the sigh of the oppressed

and the laughter of children

 

For that is authentic communication

Listening to people…Living with people

Crying with people…Dying for people...

 

Remind us that you walk beside us, you are at every end and turn, in both sadness and in joy.

And even when we forget you Lord… you never forget us… because you cannot forget us.

 

So, help us to pray, because we know that we can bring

everything to you in prayer, even when words fail us, you hear us,

because you put your ear to our hearts and listen for us there.

Amen

 

Revd. Janine Atkinson

 

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