At the Bishop of Leicester’s ‘School of Prayer’ event at St Botolph’s, Shepshed this evening we were encouraged to experience 5 different ways of praying.
One way that particularly helped me this evening was praying with scripture.
One of the biblical passages we were given to pray with was John 1:38-39
Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, “What do you seek?”
They said to Him, “Rabbi” (which is to say, when translated, Teacher), “where are You staying?”
He said to them, “Come and see.”
Meditating on this led me to write the following poem:
You ask me a question
‘What are you looking for?’
I don’t have an answer
Something, someone, help?
I can’t truly say.
Your response to me
Is not an exploration of
But an invitation to experience
Come and see.