21st March 2020 – A Prayer for Today

When the home that was a sanctuary
a week ago
begins to feel like a prison
guide us to the back door
or the open window.

Still our hearts
That we may hear
The blackbird’s urgent song,
The herald of new life.

Direct our thoughts
That we may see
New growth,
The industry of nature,
Which marks this season.

When hope reawakens.

Michael Mays