Prayer is like watching for the
Kingfisher. All you can do is
Be where he is likely to appear, and
Often nothing much happens;
There is space, silence and
No visible sign, only the
Knowledge that he's been there
And may come again.
Seeing or not seeing cease to matter,
You have been prepared.
But sometimes, when you've almost
Stopped expecting it,
A flash of brightness
From, Watching for the Kingfisher,
published by the Methodist Publishing House,