Meditation: Prayer of St Francis

St. Francis, the famous 13th century monk from Assisi, usually gets credit for this lovely prayer though we’re not really sure where it came from. Some version of the opening line often makes its way into my daily meditation: make me an instrument of your peace, or make me a channel of your love, or make me your vessel. Use this 5-minute meditation to refocus your mind on what matters, to remember your true purpose, or just to relax into the knowledge that we all have the capacity to carry divine love into our world.

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Meditation: Psalm 23

The much-loved 23rd Psalm continues to speak to us over the centuries. In this meditation – perfect for unwinding before you fall asleep – I share two versions, both using inclusive language. This 7-minute meditation is a bit like lectio divina, if you’ve ever done...

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When I was 19 I began attending Quaker Meeting where I learned to sit in the silence and seek the Inner Light. It took me time to learn how to quiet my mind and settle in (I’m still working on it, decades later) and the concept of the Inner Light has taken many forms...