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Angela Ashwin

Reflection for  September

SIMPLY BEING

'Be still and know that I am God.'

Psalm 46:10


Quiet prayer is a matter of being,

being in stillness,
being in God,
not achieving anything
or trying to find words,
but simply being in the divine presence.


O God,  
whose name is Yahweh,  'I am who I am,'
the One who is,
my very existence is your gift to me.

I am here
before you now.

'The essential act of prayer is to stand unprotected before God.
What will God do? God will take possession of us.'


Sister Wendy Beckett, 'Simple Prayer', Quidenham leaflet, 1978

This is an expansion of the Meditation 'Simply Being', No 4,  page 22 in 'Wait and Trust',
by Angela Ashwin, published by Eagle,  1997.
This and its sister volume 'Wait and See' are now out of print, but can be bought second hand.
The CD Rom 'Wait and See' is also available from McCrimmons Publishers Ltd.