A reflective prayer for Messy Church leaders

help us remember that the recycled construction models will disintegrate, the balloons will burst,
the writing in the sand will be brushed away,
the decorated biscuits will vanish in the twinkling of an eye
and the fridge magnets will fall apart.
The sound of a song or story will dissipate into thin air.
Meal after meal will be cooked, eaten and forgotten.

But what goes into these experiences
– the love, discernment and prayer,
the kindness, generosity and sacrifice,
the joy, wisdom and yearning for God’s kingdom …

These are things of Christ, of eternity and it is through these invisible means that we will all be transformed and healed and saved.