Last week I discovered the work of Michael Leunig, cartoonist, poet and writer. I quickly fell down the rabbit hole and became hooked. FuelledByTea pointed me towards Leunig’s prayers. The rabbit hole deepened. At Harvest Festival at Holy Nativity on Sunday we used this one during the service:
We rejoice and give thanks for earthworms,
bees, ladybirds and broody hens;
for humans tending their gardens, talking to animals,
cleaning their homes and singing to themselves;
for rising of the sap, the fragrance of growth,
the invention of the wheelbarrow and the existence of the teapot,
we give thanks. We celebrate and give thanks.
After I had discovered the prayers, Jon Birch fell into the rabbit hole with me on Facebook and the whole thing escalated. Dave Walker joined in and mentioned Leunig’s books. Well here we are. The post is arriving and I have replaced the Book of Common Prayer with Leunig’s A Common Prayer. Spiritually uplifting. A tonic for the soul.