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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)