Adjusting To Dying; Bring Peace, Lord, In My Life Each Day
I can think of your people down the ages who have travelled over life’s stormy sea and, in dying, have reached the harbour of peace, light and happiness.
As you calmed the sea,
I ask you to be with me
and bring peace in my life each day, because the boat of my own life
and the ocean is very large.
As you have set my course,
I ask you to steer my life
towards the shore of everlasting life.
Brings me, at last,
along with all who are dear to me, to the quiet rest that I seek, where you live and reign
with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Nicholas Hutchinson – ‘Praying Each Day of the Year’ – 3 August (Matthew James Publishing) Inspired by a prayer of St Augustine and the Breton Fisherman’s Prayer