Like Leaves To The Sun: Prayers From The Iona Community

Book, 2013, 113 pp
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For many people prayer is difficult. This collection helps us to be less bothered with our uncertainties about what we should be saying when we pray. We can read a prayer and then sit quietly for a few minutes, allowing the particular words and thoughts to meet with our inner self, with our soul, which is linked to the energies and wisdom of the Creator of all things.

The prayers here are not to be read in a rush. They are not about a small God, but about One who at every moment is at the very heart of both our personal lives and the life of the world. A God whose goodness, healing and tender grace are at the core of humanity. In the reading of them may our hearts become more loving and aware, for each prayer invites us into a reality much wider than ourselves – the whole world in its contradiction and promise – and brings us close to our sisters and brothers who, like us, are on a journey in which both light and shadow, sadness and joy are regular companions.

Contents Include 48 Prayers focusing on various concerns and topics such as:

  • responding to poverty
  • being the change we want to see
  • centering prayer
  • grandchildren
  • thanksgiving for the common life
  • for healing
  • listening prayer
  • for those who are under stress
  • intercessory prayer for Mental Health Week
  • lament
  • blessing in a time of HIV and AIDS
  • for carers
  • for a nurse at the end of a busy shift
  • for a meeting on Palestine
  • for healing change
  • for social action
  • for those joining protests
  • for Christian Aid Week
  • to strengthen our determination
  • before the start of a marathon
  • psalm for our generation
  • for the 21st century
  • for stormy times (Mark 4:35-41)
  • for those who are bereaved
  • a Christmas grace
  • a Christmastide blessing
  • a blessing on walking the talk
PublisherWild Goose Publications

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