Shared from The Iona Community; A Prayer for Lent 3
We believe that God is present
in the darkness before dawn;
in the waiting and uncertainty
where fear and courage join hands,
conflict and caring link arms,
and the sun rises over barbed wire.
We believe in a with-us God
who sits down in our midst
to share our humanity.
We affirm a faith
that takes us beyond the safe place:
into action, into vulnerability
and into the streets.
We commit ourselves to work for change
and put ourselves on the line;
to bear responsibility, take risks,
live powerfully and face humiliation;
to stand with those on the edge;
to choose life
and be used by the spirit
for God’s new community of hope.
Text: ‘Affirmation’ from Iona Abbey Worship Book http://www.ionabooks.com/iona-abbey-worship-book-480.html
A hymn version (set to ‘Slane’) is available in the accompanying Iona Abbey Music Book http://www.ionabooks.com/iona-abbey-music-book.html
I love the Iona music and liturgy and the lovely mystical relationships in the places and the words from Iona. thanks for this prayer today.
I am so glad that this spoke to you today! Thank you for your comment, and for following along with this Lenten journey. Sarah