Stay With Me

Stay With Me

May 17, 2019 0 By Janneke

Here are a few reflections on the latest small silent retreat in Hungary, as some of you asked so kindly how it went:

The rain poured down, two days in a row. It was cold outside, but cosy inside. A little heater can make a difference!

 

Why would it be me, I wondered, to give words to it? I share (with permission) what the guests wrote in their evaluation:

Reflections:

* Peaceful atmosphere and setting.

* The meditations were good and gave a direction to the time alone.

* I love silence!

* In hindsight, I think that I would have preferred silence during the mid-day meal on both days. It really helps to keep focused on meditation.

* I really enjoyed meditating on and thinking/drawing through “the road to Emmaus.”

* Excellent communications, well organized, warm hospitality, workshops that encouraged spiritual growth.

Write your prayer, write your psalm:

One of the workshops was an invitation to write your own psalm or prayer:

Just take a little time, and pray these newly born prayers, as they are now for all of us:

Dear Lord,

All glory and praise is due your Name.

You are perfect in all your ways.

You show us the way to go if we will stop, listen, hear, and obey.

Please quiet my spirit, willingly,

and enable me to hear your voice.

Please grant me the grace to in faith obey and prove you faithful,

that you may receive the glory due your holy Name.

Amen.

STAY WITH ME

in my doubt

in my fear

in my confusion

STAY WITH ME

when I am lonely

when I am empty

when I am tired

STAY WITH ME

while I am cleaning

while I am cooking

while I am sleeping

STAY WITH ME

when I have questions

when I am disappointed

when I have peace

STAY WITH ME

when I am lost

when I don´t know

when I am anxious

STAY WITH ME

in my friendships

in my free time

in my work

STAY WITH ME

while I learn

while I play

while I create

STAY WITH ME

when the darkness comes

when my soul feels empty

when my footsteps falter

STAY WITH ME

Lisa Schobesberger, Szentistvan, April, 2019

Did you ever write your own prayer? I’d love to hear from you.