Presence 8: Arts That Inspire Reflection & Prayer

Day 1 of 5 • This day’s reading

Devotional

Change

 

There are moments

When change arrives

Unseen,

Startling in its reach,

Unsettling

In the questioning of certainties,

Old ground, once trusted,

Shifts,

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