Just over a week ago we were privileged to have Sarah Agnew with us from South Australia. On the Sunday afternoon we had a workshop on Writing Prayers. Sarah encouraged us to reflect on one of two passages from scripture and to write a prayer. I spent time meditating on the first few verses of Psalm 84. With so much activity happening in our family's life regarding selling and buying houses at the moment, I was quite taken with the image of God being our dwelling place. This is the prayer I ended up writing.
God, you are our dwelling place.
We come home to you.
We have longed for your warming fires,
and your place of rest.
You are where our story begins and ends.
In you is a deep knowing,
a familiarity with all our ways.
Connected in intimacy,
nurturing and feeding,
You are my dwelling place, O God.