unite us, heal us

St Martin’s cross at Iona Abbey photo by Iona Robertson

Creator of rainbows,
come through the closed doors
   of our emotions, mind and imagination;
come alongside us as we walk,
come to us at work and worship,
come and call us by name,
call us to pilgrimage.

Wounded healer,
out of our disunity
may be be re-membered,
out of the pain of division
may we see your glory.
Call us from present
to future community.

Spirit of Unity,
challenge our preconceptions,
enable us to grow in love and understanding,
accompany us on our journey together,
that we may go out with confidence
into your world as a new creation –
one body in you,
that the world may believe.

Kate McIlhagga, 1938 to 2002, Scottish minister, Iona Community


Finally, brothers, rejoice.
Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace;
and the God of love and peace will be with you.

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