St. Francis of Assisi once said: “The result of prayer is life. Prayer irrigates the earth and heart.” What a lovely image that encourages me to continue finding space in my days to attend to the garden of my heart.
That said, the frigid nights of the last week make it hard to get out and water the pot plants or put seed in the birdfeeder. It’s much easier to stay inside where it’s warm and comfortable. I suppose the same can be true with our prayer practices! Often the intention to “irrigate the heart” necessarily requires interruption and inconvenience. In some ways, this is the gift and grace of prayer – a reminder of who the Source of Life really is.
So, may we continue to pause in the midst of our work and routines. May the silent stillness bring comfort, renewal and peace to our living.
Peace to you,
Rev. Christine Gilbert Minister of the Word St Andrew's by the Sea Uniting Church 92 Jetty Road, Glenelg SA 5045 P: (08) 8295 1771 E: [email protected]