9 February 2022 – Pause & Pray

(Artwork: The Beatitudes, Sammi Lawson – view the whole collection here: http://www.sojourn-arts.com/the-beatitudes/22icjxndg8noxhwop7zrpgrckcsmvn)

Every Wednesday at 12pm we invite you to pause & pray with us.


When you say blessed are you who are poor,

for yours is the kingdom of God

do your eyes rest on me in the crowd

and see how weighed down I am with possessions?

When you say blessed are you who are hungry,

for you will be filled

do you place your hand in mine

and know the feasts I have eaten?

When you say blessed are you who weep now,

for you will laugh

do you anoint my head with oil

and sense that I have laughed long and hard?

Then bless me again Lord,

take my riches, my fullness, my laughter

all that I have in excess

and let it rise up in the poor, the hungry

and those who weep.

That together we may delight in good things

share bread and wine together

open our hearts in joy and sorrow

knowing that together we seek your kingdom

as one body.

(Source: I Am Making All Things New, by Rosie Venner)


What does it mean to you to be blessed? Are you blessed? Is everyone blessed? What impact does a blessing have?


“The Lord Bless You and Keep You”

John Rutter/Cambridge Singers

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