Dear God,IMG_0723

The map was covered with our prayers:
longing for a world
where there is peace,
enough food,
wise and compassionate leaders,
and a spirit of reconciliation.

Help us to be like the child
who wrote a different kind of label
for the map: ‘heven’
trusting that your reign of justice and love
is present on the map of our world,
near at hand,
coming amongst us,
even when we are not sure where to find it
and struggle to see it clearly.



Jemma Allen is a priest in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.  Her ministry is currently both in a parish where she has the joy of working with, and learning from, children and young people, and as a counsellor and spiritual director in private practice.

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