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Painting by Gretchen Albrecht in the Auckland City Gallery.  Photo authors own.

 

 

 

In the stories about the beginning,
you, O God,
bring order from chaos:
giving boundaries,
separating water and land,
making edges.

Help us to know
where we start and stop,
how to hold our space without intruding on others,
how to discern what is ours to do,
where our edges are:
that we might join you in your work in the world.

Amen. 


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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