Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Sometimes we do not hear the call

Sometimes we do not hear the call,
the still small voice that speaks to us
in the watches of the night.
Sometimes we do not recognise the messenger,
nor hear the message,
though reality patiently sends it over and over,
showing the way, opening the door.
O source of all wisdom,
help us to discern the subtle whispers
among the tumult of conflicting messages.
Help us to find the harmonious way
among the many branching possibilities.
Help us to recognise the messengers from the Divine
in their many forms.
Help us to hear the voice of love
calling us to community, to justice and to peace.
Amen.

5 comments:

Amanuensis said...

Nice prayer :-)

Amanuensis said...

Nice prayer :-)

Yewtree said...

Thank you!

Kay said...

That's beautiful.

I think, sometimes, that I do hear the call, but that I ignore it or start doubting what I "heard" or it gets covered over with lots of layers until the simplicity is lost.

Yewtree said...

Hello Kay, I think that's sort of what I meant by discerning the subtle whispers among the tumult of conflicting messages, but you are quite right - sometimes we ignore the call, or choose not to hear it, or doubt its authenticity.