There is always unexpected beauty on the inside, but I don’t know it until there is an opening.

My prayer

For hope and trust, I pray. Especially when I just can’t imagine how either might materialize.

Biblical touchstones

  • O God, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise. Psalm 51:5
  • I know the one in whom I have put my trust, and I am sure that God is able to guard until that day what I have entrusted to God. 2 Timothy 1:12
  • …suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. Romans 5:4-5

Invitation to prayer

Use your body or mind to become a flower opening to the light. As you do, what prayers are emerging in  your heart, mind, body and imagination? Pray them now.


White water lily opening in the Chinese Friendship Garden. Sydney, Australia



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