I posted this prayer to the Light for the Journey page on Facebook yesterday. Like all circling prayers it has been extremely popular.
Circling prayers are an important part of Celtic Christianity. Some help us to visualize the attributes of God we want lodged in our hearts and the antithesis of these we want to fling from us – “keep peace within and hate without”. Others, like the one I wrote above are a more general expression of our desires for a God embraced life. Like everyone else, I love prayers like this that give me a sense of God’s encompassing love, the understanding that we sit in the midst of God’s embrace and I hope you do too. They are also some of the easiest and most comforting prayers to write. So why not give it a go – don’t just read and enjoy the prayer above – write your own and add it as a comment at the bottom of this post.