My late Lenten practice of writing collects brings before the Holy One just a few of the many conditions of being human in this time of Covid 19. Photos by Ian Ferguson, taken during February and March in East Gippsland. Used with permission. See previous collects for notes on freely re-publishing with acknowledgement. If it’s awkward to quote the blog, just acknwoledge my name for the words and Ian’s for the photos.

 God of the harried, 
Help us in the tension of these days,
for we are crushed by too many tasks,
nervous of new skills and tools in the too-much of this moment.
May we give heed without collapse,
restore our trust in longer spans of time – beyond the urgency of now.

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