Hoping and praying

Illuminated by hope, prayer chatters
across the garden fence between earth and heaven,
clouding the air with gossipy details…
When hope has set beyond the horizon,
prayer retreats into the house,
slams the door,
draws down the shades, 
unwilling to submit to the
kind solicitations of its blessed neighbour,
preferring to pull up the covers and sleep,
perchance to dream.


About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing , and Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, both from Upper Room Books. She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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