This page will become a selection of prayers I like.
This one is by Leunig –
A common prayer
We struggle, we grow weary, we grow tired. We are exhausted, we are distressed, we despair. We give up, we fall down, we let go. We cry. We are empty, we grow calm, we are ready. We wait quietly.
A small shy truth arrives. Arrives from without and within. Arrives and is born. Simple, steady, clear. Like a mirror, like a bell, like a flame. Like rain in summer. A precious truth arrives and is born within us. Within our emptiness.
We accept it, we observe it, we absorb it. We surrender to our bare truth. We are nourished, we are changed. We are blessed. We rise up.
For this we give thanks.
And I like it because it speaks of life – ups and downs and growth/change.
This version of the Lord’s prayer came into my feeds the other day. Very modern and very sincere. I like it because when you say the Lord’s prayer you can think of these ideas and so become!