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Scottish Wild flowers – summer 2020 JMR

O God, artist of our landscape,
all around I see beauty.
All around.
The beauty is ignored by so many.
Weeds! All weeds!
But. If we just stop… even for a moment. We would see new beauty, new depths. Just because it is not like us; just because we did not choose it; just because we did not plant… does not change its beauty, its delight in your eyes, who created it all.

Precious Holy,
help us to look at our world with creation eyes
Help us to see value, and beauty, and depth, and love in everything.
Help us to look deeper, look kinder, look with openness and acceptance at everything: the flowers of the field, and beyond, to the people who surround us. Remembering always that each is one of your beloved children.
Even, especially, the ones who do not, think, speak, behave or look like us.

Today, and always,
Amen.


Julie Rennick is a Church of Scotland minister, serving a parish in Central Scotland, she is currently on vacation in her camper van, with her beloved and two mad spaniels. Most weeks you will find her sharing reflections on her church Facebook page, Larbert West PC.


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2 thoughts on “Monday Prayer

  1. Thank you! I appreciate this prayer and the photos so much! I have a soft place in my heart for weeds (and wildflowers), both literal and figurative. This spoke to my heart.

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  2. This was perfect for today as I have just spent 2.5 hours cleaning out our Church garden. Three of us have been doing this 3 days a week for 3 months. I just keep saying to myself, “weeds are just plants in the wrong place”.

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