wordsout by godfrey rust
Prayers of hope   1 of 4 >


For this journey
bringing hope from heaven
to a spoiled world
we give thanks.

Grant us a traveller's hope—
a place to stay
furnished enough
for love to be born and live.

For those we know
carrying a burden's weight
towards an unknown conclusion
we pray tonight

and for those we do not know
on journeys of despair,
homeless or losing hope,
we pray tonight.

Written to follow the reading of Luke 2, 1-7 in a series of visual Prayers of hope in the carol service at St Johns, West Ealing in 2011, accompanied by images.

Godfrey Rust 2011, godfrey@wordsout.co.uk. See here for permissions.