Prayer of Hope | John Philip Newell | Celtic Spirituality | Isle of Iona |

IMG_7940O God of life,

who chooses creation over chaos

and new beginnings over emptiness,

we bring to you the disorder of our nations and world

and the emptiness of our lives and relationships.

Bless us and the nations with the grace of creativity.

Bless us and all people with the hope of new beginnings.

John Philip Newell, Celtic Treasure: Daily Scripture and Prayer2005 (Eerdmans: Grand Rapids) 10.