Prayer is like watching

for the kingfisher.

All you can do is

Be where he is likely to appear

And wait.

Often, nothing much happens.

There is space, silence

And expectancy.

No visible sign.

Only the knowledge

That He’s been there

And may come again.

Seeing or not seeing cease to matter,

You have been prepared.

But sometimes when you’ve almost

Stopped expecting it,

A flash of brightness

Gives encouragement.


Ann Lewin


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