Category Archives: prayer

Falling star

The sun does not set; it becomes moot. The security light clicks on instead, sensing danger as water falls like silver, holds its form uncontained I do not expect anyone at prayer on a night such as this but something … Continue reading

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Swimming in prayer

though the womb of God is wide
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Why pray

How can we turn away, when love pursues us
with such glorious desire? Continue reading

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Mother of exiles

We gathered in song in a baseball park adjacent to the prison. Our hosts advised us that the women inside could hear us rallying and praying on their behalf. Continue reading

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Fraction

The crack of the communion host like a whip, like bone, like the click of handcuffs; how far we have roamed from the upper room: warm bread softly torn, love-fuelled bodies, blood fired by passion’s wine. You come to us … Continue reading

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One/three/seven billion

It matters that we know a God who will not allow for isolation, or desolation, who does not disown God’s children, but who sets out time and again, through the prophets, through the wilderness, through the sacraments, through the Spirit to remind us that we are not only created in God’s image, but that God has committed Godself to us, irrevocably, unbreakably. Continue reading

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Eleison

Christ, have mercy, we expostulate once more. Continue reading

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