Syria civil warAs the bombing of Syria begins, I imagine many of us have woken with a heavy heart and sense of foreboding.

Amazingly, these words were in my morning prayers. Let’s pray them together:


Come O Hope-Bringer,

bless me with patience when the world still weeps.

Bless me with courage to never give up believing in peace.

Bless me with work that I may do my part.

Bless me with prayer as I light my candle against the darkness.

Love come down to my little day this morning.


(taken from Tess Ward, the Celtic Wheel of the Year: Celtic and Seasonal Prayers)