Celtic Prayer for the Voiceless

Found another gem to share…

I cannot speak,

unless you loose my tongue;

I can only stammer,

and speak with uncertainty;

but if you touch my mouth,

my Lord,

then I will sing the story

of your wonders!


Teach me to hear that story,

through each person,

to cradle a sense of wonder

in their life,

to honor the hard-earned wisdom

of their sufferings,

to waken their joy

that the king of all kings

stoops down

to wash their feet

and looking up

into their face


‘I know – I understand’.


This world has become

a world of broken dreams

where dreamers are hard to find

and friends are few.


Lord, be the gatherer of our dreams.

You set the countless stars in place,

and found room for each of them to shine.


You listen for us in your heaven-bright hall,

Open our mouths to tell our tales of wonders.

Teach us again the greatest story ever;

The one who made the worlds

became a little, helpless child,

then grew to be a carpenter

with dark-seeing eyes.


In time, the Carpenter began to travel,

in every village challenging the people

to leave behind their selfish ways,

be washed in living water,

and let God be their king.


The ordinary people crowded round him

frightened to miss

a word that he was speaking.

bringing their friends, their children,

all the sick and tired,

so everyone could meet him,

everyone be touched and given life.


Some religious people were embarrassed

– they did not like the company he kept,

and never knew just what He would do next.


He said,

“How dare you wrap God up

in good behavior,

and tell the poor

they should be like you?

How can you live at ease

with riches and success

while those I love go hungry

and are oppressed?

It really is for such a time as this
that I was given breath.”


– From Celtic Daily Prayer


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