... no, not one of the "catch in a trap kind" - thankfully! This is a smart new mouse for the laptop.
Eliot wanted to get up early this morning ... too early for a Day Off ... too early even for a working day!
Once he'd enjoyed a wander in the garden he just curled up in a chair. Meanwhile, as dawn broke I lit some candles. The warmth here is just the early morning light with candles providing some extra fill in.
The glow from them warmed up the entire room though, typically, after I'd taken just one picture of him, Eliot got up and wandered away to hide somewhere else.
Our prayer list at church has grown very lengthy. Most names come from parishioners but a few are from folk who drop into the church building as visitors and strangers. Some I know a little bit about but others are known only to the person who has put in the request.
All are known to God.
So regularly we hold these folk in God's presence asking for blessing - maybe healing, comfort, strength, protection .... or simply "Lord, you know his or her needs" ...
"I lit a candle for you today" is a way of indicating that someone has been prayed for. It's also an ongoing reminder to keep praying during the hours that the candles are lit.
Spirit divine, attend our prayers
and make this house your home,
descend with all your gracious power:
O come, great Spirit, come.
Church Hymnal number 341
Andrew Reed (1787-1862)