This small Burrowing Owl watched me closely, just as I looked carefully at it. Calmly, step by step, I moved  as close as possible.


My prayer response:

God, I sense Your ability to come closer without scaring me off. Thank You.


Biblical touchstones:

  • A prayer of one afflicted, when faint and pleading before the LORD. Hear my prayer, O LORD; let my cry come to you. …I am like an owl of the wilderness, like a little owl of the waste places. Psalm 102:1, 6
  • As he approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard a crowd going by, he asked what was happening. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” Then he shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”  Those who were in front sternly ordered him to be quiet; but he shouted even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stood still and ordered the man to be brought to him; and when he came near, he asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me see again.” Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has saved you.” Immediately he regained his sight and followed him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, praised God. Luke 18:35-43
  • God is just in all God’s ways, and kind in all God’s doings. Psalm 145:17

Invitation to prayer:

What prayers are emerging from your heart, mind, and body? Pray them now. Let them lead you where you need to go.


Photos: Burrowing owl on the Valdez Peninsula in Patagonia, Argentina

Jill K H Geoffrion

Serving as a contemplative Christian minister and artist by compassionately and creatively inspiring others to seek a deeper relationship with God and a more meaningful life of service.

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