The Prayer’s Bouquet
Softness whispers lasting through all.
Steady hearts bear love’s sweetest call.
Reaching forward through all the night’s stretch,
This the bouquet that our sweet prayers fetch.
Peace the tone that colours dawn,
it brings all new to hope upon.
Rising sun joys warm, we gather to meet.
Prayers abound, Love bears, we greet.
© 2019 Linda Willows
Song of Solomon 1:3
The fragrance of your perfume is pleasing; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the maidens adore you.
and walk in love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant sacrificial offering to God.
Turning to the Love of God
Turning to God is turning to a love and a sovereign power that will not fail us most especially in times of crises, overwhelming need and the seeming failure of what we depend upon for our existence, assistance and reliance in a world of astounding change and unsettling circumstances.
We need to gather in communities of love. We need to mobilize compassion and empathy into prayer that moves beyond words and pictures into lives that change.
When it is Love-the Love of The Lord God through us, that pours from all skies of the lands, then our hearts and lives will be re-shaped. The world that we see will reflect Love. The Holy Presence that has spoken throughout the ages will be heard, seen and known as we live, and pray hope forward through generations next.
© 2017 LWillows