The beauty of what is, the possibility of what is to come, and the scent that opens to the present as well as to other places and times invite me to joy.

My prayer

May I, like the lily, create an oasis of wonder for others.

Biblical touchstones

  • fruit came forth in endless abundance and of varied appeal to the taste, and flowers of inimitable color, and odors of inexpressible fragrance. These were made on the third day. 2 Esdras 6:44
  • Everything created by God is good… 1 Timothy 4:4
  • Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice…let the field exult, and everything in it. Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy. Psalm 96:11-12

Invitation to prayer

Imagine that you are a strong lily opening to bless all those who are near. What prayers are emerging in  your heart, mind, body and imagination? Pray them now.


Pink Lily, part of  a private garden in Oostburg, Wisconsin (USA)


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