We Bring you Everything

New prayers from the Iona Community

Wild Goose
Pb. 112 pag.


Here, in the ‘Celtic’ tradition, are prayers from members, associates and friends of the Iona Community for the whole of life: for starting an engine, for keeping us engaged and on the road to God’s Kingdom; for taking a daily walk, for refugees travelling dangerous seas; an Iona Abbey kitchen prayer for chopping carrots, making bread and sanitising surfaces, and a Harvest supper prayer of sharing; prayers for personal healing, and for our deeply wounded world; a prayer for self-knowledge, and another for doing the laundry and remembering ‘lost socks’ …
Contributors include: Tom Gordon, John Harvey, Jan Sutch Pickard, Peter Millar, Rosemary Power, David McNeish, David Osborne, Ewan Aitken, Anna Briggs, Elaine Gisbourne, Thom M Shuman, Chris Polhill, Neil Paynter and others.
Lord God …
we bring you everything,
and tip it out in front of you …
And now we pause a while in silence,
waiting for you to show us what we need to understand …
(from a prayer by Roddy Cowie)