Presence 8: Arts That Inspire Reflection & Prayer

Day 1 of 5 • This day’s reading




There are moments

When change arrives


Startling in its reach,


In the questioning of certainties,

Old ground, once trusted,


The familiar in free-fall.


Hold me 

Through the unsettled,

The unresolved,

The letting go of yesterday.


Give me courage

To be at peace 

In this not-yet place.

Allow my heart to still.


Let time shape my becoming

Unhindered by a need to know,

The unfolding of tomorrow

Free of the ghosts of regret.


Ground me in an emerging landscape 

Of discovery and renewal;

Grow me

In this fertile soil of disruption


Of truth waiting to be known.



Chris Matthews