The clergy and staff are away at a retreat. Please keep us in your prayers.
Heal my impatient heart
which burns within me like a canker.
Teach me not to be annoyed
by faults which buzz
in my ears as loudly as mosquito wings.
Help me to love the small, the damaged,
the three-legged dog, without sorrow.
Fill me with understanding
as a pear tree fills with wind–
Touch my leaves, let my blooms shake down
and cover those I love with love.
The Book of Uncommon Prayer