14 March 2006

For Hosnayya and Jackie

For Hosnayya (a Caim or encircling prayer)

This night and every night
seems infinite with questions,
and sleep as elusive
as answers.

Pain and longing are always present,
dulled only a little
by the distractions of day
I am weary; I am angry.
I am confused.

Circle Hosnayya, Lord.
Keep despair and disillusion without.
Bring a glimmer of hope within.

Circle Hosnayya, Lord.
keep nightmare without.
Bring moments of rest within.

Circle Hosnayya, Lord
keep bitterness, without.
Bring an occasional sense
of Your presence within.

For Jackie as she travels to comfort and strengthen Hosnayya:

Christ as a light
illumine and guide you.
Christ, as a shield
overshadow you.
Christ under you;
Christ over you;
Christ beside you
on your left and your right.
This day be within and without you,
lowly and meek, yet all-powerful.
Be in the heart of each to whom you speak;
in the mouth of each who speaks unto you.
Christ as as light;
Christ as a shield;
Christ beside you
on your left and on your right.

Go with God my friend ... Amen.

(from The Book of Celtic Daily Prayer from the Northumbria Community)


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