St Michael & All Angels Parish Church,
Prayer Of The Month
A Haitian Mountain Prayer
This is from a collection called 'God is no stranger', translated from Haitian Creole by missionary Eleanor Turnbull in the 1970s.
The prayers are simple and direct, reflecting beauty and poverty, humour and sadness, and above all the joy of knowing Christ (in contrast to fear-ridden voodooism). This particular prayer is one of my favourites - I've travelled on Haitian roads and seen the way the locals drive!!
Help us not to talk too much -Because talking too much is like driving too fast
Sometimes the brakes are not good, and we pass by the place where we intended to stop.
When we talk too much, we know we go beyond the truth and we lie.
We also know that speaking too much derails us from life's track.
To think about.....
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