I invite you to take a few deep breaths and relax your body.
Play Itunes track ‘ Morning: Good’ by Paul Motian & Anat Fort.
Isaiah 2:3 says,
Many peoples will come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,
to the temple of the God of Jacob.
He will teach us his ways,
so that we may walk in his paths.”

I invite you now to rest your left hand, with palm facing upward on your lap.  Point to the tip of your little finger on your left hand, and consider for a moment something that you bring on your heart this morning. Draw a line slowly from the tip of your finger to the palm of your hand.
These things we place in Your hands Lord. Returning to the centre, to your heart – our source of life and strength.
Point to the tip of your ring finger, and reflect for a moment on your home.  The place we leave and return to. Draw a line slowly from the tip of your finger to the palm of your hand.
These things we place in Your hands. Returning to the centre, to your heart – our source of life and strength.
Point to the tip of your middle finger, and reflect for a moment on the happenings of late. The pace, the experiences, the patterns of your life.  Draw a line slowly  from the tip of your finger to the palm of your hand.
These things we place in Your hands, returning to the centre, to your heart – our source of life and strength.
Point to the tip of your pointer finger and reflect for a moment on your hopes at this time. Draw a line slowly from the tip of your finger to the palm of your hand.
These things we place in Your hands. Returning to the centre, to your heart – our source of life and strength.
Point to the tip of your thumb and reflect for a moment on why you are here. Draw a line slowly from the tip of your finger to the palm of your hand.
These things we place in your hands. Returning to the centre, to your heart – our source of life and strength.
Isaiah 49:15-16 says,
“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
and have no compassion on the child she has borne?
Though she may forget,
I will not forget you!
See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;
your walls are ever before me.

Amen