‘I have Inscribed You’
A Prayer Station by Rhona Knight
Prince of Peace
“Strange peace maker,” the doubters say
“He’s helpless, sound asleep in hay.
Strange Prince of Peace without a throne
No title or treasure and far from home.”
“Strange Lord and King,” the doubters say;
“No robes, no be-jewelled signet ring,
Without a crown, not lifted up,
No feasting place or golden cup.”
“His peace will reign,” my faith replies,
“In Him eternity redeems time.
His peace defies the power of steel:
His life your fear of death can heal.”
Photograph taken by Sister Maureen SSF and used with permission.
Prince of Peace by Andrew Hawes from Collected Poems 1970-2014
Used with the poet’s permission.
Find a place to sit quietly.
• You may like to spend some time just listening to the sounds around you.
• Focus on these sounds, one by one.
• Now focus on the sound within you,
your breathing, your heartbeat, your thoughts.
• Let yourself come to a place of rest.
• Be aware of God’s loving eyes watching over you.
• As you pray ask God for the grace to be more
aware of his compassion for you and for the world
Sculpture by Rory Geoghegan, St Beunos
You might like to listen to the song
Mary did you know?
What thoughts, feelings and images have emerged in this time of prayer?
How has the Spirit been at work in your heart as you have prayed?
Where do you want to see or feel God’s compassion?
Ask Jesus for this and give thanks.
You might like to jot down what has emerged from your prayer time in a journal.