Wondering Wednesdays – praying in brokenness

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This week we are at a paediatric chaplaincy conference and while there are stories of joy and hope and encouragement, there are also times of brokenness and woundedness. We are presenting a paper on marker posts and shelters and Celtic spirituality and drawing on prayers from different Celtic traditions. This is one from the Iona Community which seems to be appropriate:
As the day ends, we come to you, O Brother Jesus,
you, who understand us
so much better than we understand ourselves:
you, who accept us
even in our own brokenness,
you, who walk with the wounded and the weary
along the road of our world’s suffering:
you, who offer grace and healing
for the bruised people and places
of our time;
you, whose Spirit illumines
even the darkest night;
we come,
Yes – we do come Lord,
just as we are,
We come.
Peter Millar An Iona Prayer Book (1998 Norwich Canterbury Press p50).

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