Thursday, 21 November 2013

Thoughtful Thursday ~ the Slow Path

Dear God,

We pray for another way of being:
another way of knowing.

Across the difficult terrain of our existence
we have attempted to build a highway
and in so doing have lost our footpath.
God lead us to our footpath:
Lead us there where in simplicity
we made move at the speed of natural creatures
and feel the earth's love beneath our feet.
Lead us there where step-by-step we may feel
the movement of creation in our hearts.
And lead us there where side-by-side
we may feel the embrace of the common soul.
Nothing can be loved at speed.

God lead us to the slow path; to the joyous insights
of the pilgrim; another way of knowing: another way of being.



Amel said...

LOVE IT. Never read it before. Love the accompanying image as well. Makes me feel so relaxed. :-)

Michelle said...

Hi amel

I found this looking up Michael Leunig's poems. I had no idea he'd written prayers! Go look at his site when you have time. He has other lovely thought-provoking things there.