In Celtic Spirituality a “Caim” (“Encircling”) Prayer is a good one for when you are not sure what to pray for yourself or another person. Draw a circle clockwise around yourself as you say the prayer: this symbolizes the encircling love of God. For more on this and other forms of Celtic prayer, visit the Northumbria Community.
This Sunday we will use the following Caim Prayer as our prayer for illumination, which emphasizes our need to be encircled with God’s inspiration in order to receive God’s peace and security:
Circle us, Holy Spirit.
Keep truth within and ignorance out.
Keep peace within and turmoil out. Amen.