A Bloke called Brendan

Boat of St Brendan

(Image from http://www.irishinspiration.com)

My daughter picked up a post card with a written prayer on it last summer, and it’s been on the wall right in front of where I stand to wash up  ever since. I glance at it occasionally but the other day I really read it again properly and it’s a fabulous prayer. I’m not a fan of written prayers but this one, I think, is worth sharing. Apologies if you are already familiar with it and I am sorry that my non-conformist ignorance means that all I know about the guy who wrote it is that he was a  late 5th / early 6th Century Irish Monk who liked to travel and went on a famous voyage. But he wrote a good prayer.

Prayer by St. Brendan

I determine amidst all uncertainty always to trust.

I choose to live beyond regret, and let You recreate my life.

I believe You will make a way for me and provide for me If only I trust and obey.

I will trust in the darkness and know that my times are still in Your hands.

I believe You for my future, chapter by chapter, until the entire story is written …

Teach me to live with eternity in view.

Tune my spirit to the music of heaven.

(Taken from “When Faith Gets Shaken” by Patrick Regan OBE)


2 thoughts on “A Bloke called Brendan

  1. Love this! It’s uplifting, in spite of being hard, weight loosing, despite the weight of the promises therein and life bringing. Bless you for sharing it :o) x


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