(a prayer I used at the Marking Of A Day Of Reflection event in St. Oliver Plunkett Church in Lenadoon on this longest day. Fr Martin Magill and myself were invited by VAST (Victims and Survivors Trust) to lead a reflective time... deep honour)
God we have found a place in your arms
Felt the soft tender down of your wings
You love us as we are
You want so badly to comfort us and heal us
You want to help us to move on a step
To sow one seed in a future
We find it hard God
We feel stuck... frozen in time...
Frustrated with the paralysis of pain
Give us energy, love, forgiveness and hope for one step God
To sow one seed God
Give us your Holy Spirit to find strength
To nudge us forward to make this place a better place,
A safer place and a happier place.
In the name of the one who was lost... and resurrected... that those of us who lose might believe in resurrection...