Waiting – a prayer/reflection from Angela

Jesus, when you left your disciples to return to your father, Our Creator
You told them (and us) to wait

To wait for the Holy Spirit
To wait for strength and courage
To wait to be able to go out 

Go out to their (and our) neighbours
Go out to the ends of the Earth
Go out to all Creation 

But Jesus waiting is hard
Waiting requires patience, and most of us don’t have that much
Waiting requires courage to face the unexpected, and maybe the unwanted
Waiting is time consuming, and we tend to like to fill our time
Waiting is about emptying ourselves, 
So as to be ready to be filled with what is coming
Waiting is being called to be still, and to be silent;
Which, again, we’re not good at, as a rule 

But wait and hope is sometimes all we can do,
As we journey through life and faith 


Angela Coleman
29 May 2022