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A Prayer from Frank Topping      

 Lord,
Teach me to rest in you.
Teach me to see the sky
and think of nothing else
but the joy of it.
Teach me to look
at field and flower
and be soothed
by colours and seasons.
Teach me to close my eyes
and to rest
in the Love that has supported me    
all my days.
Teach me, Lord
to rest in you.
AMEN

Liz Brown

 Attributed to St Columba in the 6th Century,                                        

It is such a powerful prayer, and especially at this difficult time,
we all need to know that we are certainly not alone.
 
Alone with none but you, my God,
I journey on my way.
What need I fear, when you are near,
O King of night and day?
More safe am I within your hand
Than if a host did round me stand.
My life I yield to your command,
And bow to your control,
In peaceful calm, for from your arm
No power can snatch my soul. 

Gaye Reynolds