Lenten Post #4

Remain in Me

 

Keep in step

Keep in touch

Take my hand

Don’t lag behind or rush ahead

No lolly-gagging or reckless driving

Stick with Me

Close to Me

Stay connected

Abide in me

Walk with me

Every  day

Every hour

Every minute

Breathe me in

Like your breath

Breathe me out

To another

Don’t slough me off

Disregard me

Close your ears

When you get tempted

Or enticed

Don’t veer off to the left

Or the right

Take a detour

Or a short cut

Don’t get caught in an eddy

Don’t get stuck or left behind

Double your efforts

To rest in me

Fill your thoughts

With thoughts of me

Love me

I love you

Let my love flow in you

And out of you

Come back for more

There’s always more

You in me and I in you

And this is what it means

To live a life

Of prayer

 

© 2013 Julie Clark

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3 thoughts on “Lenten Post #4

  1. Nancy Deakins

    I love this, Julie! It so reminds me of Saint Patrick’s prayer:

    “The Breastplate”
    Saint Patrick taught others this prayer to remind them of their purpose and Protector:

    Christ shield me today
    Against poison,
    Against burning,
    Against drowning, against wounding,
    So that there may come to me abundance of reward,
    Christ with me,
    Christ before me,
    Christ behind me,
    Christ in me,
    Christ beneath me,
    Christ above me,
    Christ on my right,
    Christ on my left,
    Christ when I lie down,
    Christ when I arise,
    Christ in quiet,
    Christ in danger,
    Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
    Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
    Christ in every eye that sees me,
    Christ in every ear that hears me.

    Can’t wait to see you this weekend.
    ~Nancy

    • I love this prayer! Thank you for sharing it here. I have been reading a bit about Celtic prayer and spirituality lately. It really connects with me. Yes, looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!

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