By Neil Paynter
Fifty new prayers from old and young and from folks all over the world - from Glasgow to Cincinnati, from Malawi to Alaska, together with recognized Iona neighborhood writers like John Harvey, Ian M. Fraser, Peter Millar, Yvonne Morland, Chris Polhill, Thom Shuman, Brian Woodcock, the Wild Goose source workforce etc - A pocketbook of prayers that will be utilized in an everyday self-discipline, many at the matters of the Iona group - poverty and financial justice, welcome and hospitality, interfaith discussion, church renewal, peacemaking - A prayer booklet to exploit in church worship, and to hold on your coat or purse out into the realm: to connect to the nonetheless small voice in the course of the busyness and babble; to root your self firmly within the note. There are prayers the following for the renewal of worldwide and native neighborhood, and for recharging the battery of your cell phone: 'Either he's the Lord of every little thing or he's Lord of nothing,' wrote George MacLeod, founding father of the Iona group. additionally incorporates a necessary 'scrapbook' of concepts on prayer from many assets.
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Give us today the courage to walk the long road to peace, to take small steps in the wilderness of war, torture, injustice and keep the flame of peace burning. org A BLESSING FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE BOOK The blessing of the God of Sarah and Abraham the blessing of the God of Hagar and Ishmael the blessing of the God Jesus loved so much that he called him ‘Father’ the blessing of the God who spoke to Mohammed through the angel Gabriel the blessing of God’s Spirit that is eternally at work in all of creation that moves between us and within us and enables us to do the work of love the blessing of God be with us now here evermore!
We ask it in Jesus Christ’s name. Amen Ian M. Fraser, Scotland A CANDLE OF HOPE IN A DIVIDED WORLD Thank you, Jesus, for your astonishing gifts to us: your multifaceted teaching, in parable and paradox; your all-embracing love that encompassed such an unlikely mix of people and invited them to get along. Thank you for your great array of contradictory witnesses; and for your explosive Spirit that pitched them out into the world before they had agreed upon a single version of the story. Thank you, Jesus, for your church of many colours.
Kathy Galloway, Wild Goose Publications, 1995 SOURCES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ‘O Eternal Chancellor of Love’ – From Holy City liturgy, Nov 2008 © WGRG, Iona Community, Glasgow G2 3DH, Scotland. All prayers copyright the individual authors or Community. WOLD GOOSE PUBLICATION IS THE PUBLISHING HOUSE OF THE IONA COMMUNITY, WHICH IS: • An ecumenical movement of men and women from different walks of life and different traditions in the Christian church • Committed to the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to following where that leads, even into the unknown • Engaged together, and with people of goodwill across the world, in acting, reflecting and praying for justice, peace and the integrity of creation • Convinced that the inclusive community it seeks must be embodied in the community it practises Together with its staff, the community is responsible for: • The islands residential centres of Iona Abbey, the MacLeod Centre on Iona, and Camas Adventure Centre on the Ross of Mull and in Glasgow: • The administration of the Community • Work with young people • A publishing house, Wild Goose Publications • Its association in the revitalising of worship with the Wild Goose Resource Group The Iona Community was founded in Glasgow in 1938 by George MacLeod, minister, visionary and prophetic witness for peace, in the context of the poverty and despair of the Depression.