A prayer-writing prompt reflecting on Psalm 12:1-3 (NRSV): “Help, O LORD, for there is no longer anyone who is godly; the faithful have disappeared from humankind. They utter lies to one another; with flattering lips and a double heart they speak. May the LORD cut off all flattering lips and the tongue that makes great boasts.”

When words are cheap,
help me to dig deep to discover the heartfelt truth,
let me listen to the space between words,
and form me into a living letter of love.


(photo taken from Columba’s Bay, Iona, Sept 2011)