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Angela Ashwin

Reflection for May


PEACE

Jesus said,
' Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give to you;
not as the world gives
do I give to you.
Do not let your hearts be troubled,
neither let them be afraid.'

John 14: 27

I make an inner decision for peace and truthfulness,
not in my own strength,
but by the grace of the Risen Christ
who is always present to me and loving me.
And I desire that inner stillness
where I may hear his word
of mercy and gentleness,
and, through all that I am,
transmit his healing peace to others.

Lord, calm my restless brain,
loosen the knots of tension within me
and touch my heart,
so that your peace may permeate
my whole being
as gently as flowing water.

'Deep peace of the running wave to you. . . '   My prayer for all who are broken and in need of healing.
(Words taken from the song 'A Gaelic Blessing')

Expanded from the Meditation 'Peace'  in 'Wait and Trust', Meditation11, page 37,
by Angela Ashwin. Published by Eagle,  1997.
This book and its sister volume 'Wait and See' are out of print, but illustrated copies are available second hand.
The CD Rom 'Wait and See' can be obtained from McCrimmons Publishers.