‘God is a Being’ Gerhard Tersteegen

God is a Being, still and peaceful, dwelling in the still eternity. Therefore should your mind be as a still, clear mountain tarn, reflecting the glory of God as in a mirror where the image is unbroken and perfect. Avoid therefore all that would disturb and confuse and stir up your natural mind, from without…

” This Bread is Light” Malcolm Guite

This bread is light, dissolving, almost air, A little visitation on my tongue, A wafer-thin sensation, hardly there. This taste of wine is brief in flavour, flung A moment to the palate’s roof and fled, Even its aftertaste a memory. Yet this is how He comes. Through wine and bread Love chooses to be emptied…

A poem for Corpus Christi by Malcolm Guite

The centuries have settled on this table Deepened the grain beneath a deep white cloth Which bears afresh our changing elements. Year after year of prayer, in hope and trouble, Were poured out here and blessed and broken, both In aching absence and in absent presence. This table too the earth herself has given And…

A prayer by Saint Anthony of Padua

O God, send forth your Holy Spirit into my heart that I may perceive, into my mind that I may remember, and into my soul that I may meditate. Inspire me to speak with piety, holiness, tenderness and mercy. Teach, guide and direct my thoughts and senses from beginning to end. May your grace ever…

Pentecost by William Blake

Unless the eye catch fire, The God will not be seen. Unless the ear catch fire, The God will not be heard. Unless the tongue catch fire, The God will not be named. Unless the heart catch fire, The God will not be loved. Unless the mind catch fire, The God will not be known.