My prayer for peace.....

IMG_1612 copyAre you tender to the ways of the world? Does the news leave you saddened and feeling like it's all gone to hell in a handbag? Me too. Which is why I haven't  posted anything in a while. I've been enjoying a media fast. A whole week of no television news, no radio, no Facebook (and no blogging). Just a little rest, a moment to inhale deeply and be at peace. What a lovely gift to a girl like me who feels the worries of the world in my heart.

I enjoyed my little optimistic interlude. I felt much more at peace and centred. Then yesterday I turned on the news....

(I have no words)

No breath even.

All we can do is pray. I'm not even sure who I'm praying to? I don't think it matters. As long as our prayers fill the air out there. 

Take the heavy from

your shoulders,

Throw your grievances, 

to the ground.

The war ended yesterday.

It’s over.

Today there is no battle,

no harm to your home,

Your family are safe.


(May you walk in sunshine,

breathe long,

Might the smell of your mama

remind you?)

Bury your weapons,

Let the Earth keep them cold.

Burn your boots

and open your heart.

The children,

missed their fathers,

and laid their hope,

in your bloody hands.

(May fear leave your fists.

Might your palms find prayer.)