If you’re like me you sometime – probably often – experience times of prayer when nothing much seems to happen. So perhaps this poem by Ann Lewin will speak to you as it does to me!
“We ought always to pray, and not to faint” – Jesus
Prayer is like watching for the kingfisher
Prayer is like watching for
All you can do is
Be there where he is like to appear, and
Often nothing much happens;
There is space, silence and
No visible signs, only the
Knowledge that he’s been there
And may come again.
Seeing or not seeing cease to matter,
You have been prepared
But when you’ve almost stopped
Expecting it, a flash of brightness