Trees Without Masks
TREES WITHOUT MASKS
Following the success of Michael McGirrs' Trees in Solitude, Prayers and Images for Pentecost, we are pleased to present a second ‘Trees’ series from Michael, Trees Without Masks.
Over the coming weeks we will share these beautiful prayers and images. Below is his sixth prayer.
6. THE TREE IN THE FAST FOOD DRIVE THROUGH
Loving God, we know that some trees look awkward.
They are planted for decoration and seem to be made of plastic.
They don’t get much attention.
But if we look closely, we will see new leaves
A sign of real life.
We pray, O Lord, that we don’t live for appearances.
May we see beyond makeup and outfits
To find what is genuine
Because nothing is holy without being real
And reality doesn’t have to match our ideas of what matters.
Reality is where we find you every day, even during a rushed lunch.
Help us grow in dry places when that is where you need us.
Download the PDF of his prayers here.
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DOORWAYS INTO HOPE AND JOY AT ADVENT & CHRISTMAS
Michael McGirr has taken the idea of the perennial favourite – the Advent calendar – and created a book where each day of Advent reveals a different doorway into the world around us. Accompanying each beautiful image is a scripture prompt and reflection that inspires readers to consider the many different doorways through which God can come into their lives.