IMG_0498This is a prayer of inarticulate longing…

This is a prayer of agitated pacing…

This is a prayer of fists stuffed in pockets…

This is a prayer of the lump in the throat…

This is a prayer that doesn’t know what or how to pray…

This is the prayer of lighting a candle,
of turning toward Love,
of hoping for Hope…

This is the prayer of showing up.

Jemma Allen is a priest in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.  She works as a counsellor and spiritual director in private practice, and is a PhD student at the University of Auckland in the counselling department. She serves on the RevGals Board.

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