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 eighteenth prayer.
18. THE TREE THAT SHOULDN’T BE THERE
God of the unexpected,
we thank you for trees that grow where they are not supposed to.
Sometimes they frustrate us, putting their roots in our pipes
And blocking our drains.
But they remind us that our ways are not your ways.
They say that if you want to hear God laugh,
Just say what your plans are.
Help us, Lord, to surrender to your mystery.
To do what we can
And leave the rest to your grace.
You will make things grow in our lives
Where we least expect.
Download the PDF of his prayers here.
If you have enjoyed Michael McGirr's TREES series, his new Advent and Christmas book is now in stock. Click on the image for more information.
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.