Musk lorikeets, eagles, galahs and eucalypts...
an experience of everyday life
I came across this little book a few years ago and was touched by the use of Australian themes in these prayers. There are many prayers for many different occasions - all short and full of wonderful Australian imagery. I can open the book any time and be humbled as I am transported to bubbling springs, the arid desert, eagles, galahs and eucalypt forests.
I would like to share some of my favourite ones:
in the evening sunlight,
a flock of musk lorikeet
jet low over housetop
into the next clump of gum trees.
Lord, their mastery of flight
makes me long with a vast longing
for a similar skill
in that other environment
in which I live and move
and have my being.
EAGLE AND GALAH
God of the eagle and the galah,
the mountain and the anthill,
of great saints and petty people,
let you love be in the hearts of all,
and your truth in every mind.
May the mighty become meek
and the weak become strong,
the foolish become wise
and the clever become humble.
O God, save your Australian people
and bless this your inheritance.
most loving Creator,
to reach high for the light
as do these noble trees.
Grant that in our reaching
we may also grow straight.
Source of the universe,
when on a clear winter's night,
far from town or city light,
we walk beneath the Milky Way
and lift faces up, wondering,
teach us not our insignificance
but the majestic love
which numbers each human hair
and calls us all be name.
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