I love the circling prayers that are so much a part of Celtic Christian spirituality. These prayers speak of God’s protective “circling” presence. These prayers are very easy to construct for our own spiritual observances and can easily be envisioned to invite God’s encompassing presence to the circumstances we face or the issues we care about.
Today’s prayer was written as I reflected on Martin Luther King Day on Monday and reread my last year’s post Never Be Afraid Of What is Right – Reflections on Martin Luther King. Celebrating days like this is so important as it helps us remember the injustices we have fought to overcome and gives us hope as we set our hearts and our minds against other injustices we see in our world.
Take time this weekend to reflect on the injustices that pull at your heart and be inspired by Martin Luther King’s words:
“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”