In the gospel Lectionary this week, we see Jesus returning from prayer and answering the request, “teach us to pray”. I wonder what we would receive if we risked the same request of Christ today? Read the whole story in Luke 11:1-13. I have especially enjoyed the The Message translation. Below is my meditative poem.
When do you ever stop teaching?
When do you ever cease listening for our good?
Give us faith in asking, persistence in seeking
And holy impatience in knocking –
So that our life of prayer might not be a meagre thing
But a mutual space;
A thread of conversation in the orchard
A communal silence in the smoko room
A knowing smile as we take off our boots
Yes Lord, together, may we find joy in the possibility