... in interrupted prayer

Published on 04 Aug 2019
Someone holding a bible or prayer book outside, flowers in the background

I sometimes read morning prayer of the church which has two psalms with a canticle in between.  

I sit facing the bird feeders in the garden. On this morning I noticed that the birds were coming to empty feeders.  Praying a small apology to God I got up and fed the birds. Settling down again to finish reading the psalms I saw that the next one was Ps 96(97), a beautiful song of praise starting ‘Sing a new song to the Lord’. The birds could have waited until I had said my prayers but I think God approved of putting their needs first.