By Neil Paynter
Fifty of the best-loved prayers of the Iona group in a conveyable version.
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The language was archaic, and the rhythm, stiff and dreary. There was a dusty, fusty, sometimes sterile smell coming from something, a dead religion maybe, being covered up. What’s the point of going to church if you don’t find nourishment? Who would give a stone to a child who asks for bread? You might as well go find God, Christ and the Holy Spirit down on the North Beach. I was so hungry for mystery, wonder, community, challenge – Life – when I came to Iona. I was so hungry for food that would strengthen and inspire me to reach out and love.
Christ of every suffering heart’ – by Peter Millar, from A Book of Blessings: and how to write your own, Ruth Burgess, Wild Goose Publications, 2001. ‘Go gently’ – by Kate Mcllhagga, from The Green Heart of the Snowdrop, Wild Goose Publications, 2004 © Donald Mcllhagga. ‘All Hallows’ – by Ruth Burgess, from Acorns and Archangels: resources for Ordinary Time – The Feast of the Transfiguration to All Hallows, Ruth Burgess, Wild Goose Publications, 2009. ‘Looking in the wrong places’ – by Kathy Galloway, from Talking to the Bones: poems, prayers and meditations, Kathy Galloway, SPCK, 1996.
To glimpse eternity in sky and sea, to feel the earth and rock beneath my feet. Journeying with you, brother Jesus, is to journey with your friends. To meet and travel a while together, then part at the crossroads, knowing you are with us all. Journeying with you, Holy Spirit, is to journey with the wind. To move to your wild music then try to sing your song so others may hear. Chris Polhill LOOK AT YOUR HANDS Leader: Look at your hands. See the touch and the tenderness. ALL: GOD’S OWN FOR THE WORLD.