Spirituality, Uncategorized


December 3, 2015

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)

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  • Reply David and Liza Cooke December 3, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Very timely indeed.
    Thank you, Ruth

    • Reply ruthvalerio December 3, 2015 at 11:51 am

      you’re welcome, love to you x

  • Reply Júlio Reis December 3, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Bright prayers for dark times. The world seems bent on some ‘ministry of alienation’.

    • Reply ruthvalerio December 3, 2015 at 11:54 am

      Yes indeed, it’s troubling. We need to act for sure, but history would seem to suggest that bombing doesn’t lead to a positive, long-term solution.

  • Reply Richard Hall December 3, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Thank you Ruth

    • Reply ruthvalerio December 3, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      you’re welcome, Richard, thank you.

  • Reply Joanna December 4, 2015 at 6:53 am

    Timely indeed. Thank you for posting. I hardly wanted to open up my computer the morning after the vote. I don’t live in the UK any more but know the ramifications of this kind of action will roll out from there. How we deal with the increasing flood of refugees is possibly going to be very key over the next few months.

    • Reply ruthvalerio December 4, 2015 at 8:47 am

      Thanks Joanna…. such a complicated situation, with so many interlinking strands.

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