Will You Come, Lord, to My Boat? A Celtic Prayer: Thoughts on Lent 11

by George Hunter Newcastle / georgehuntercontemporaryartist.wordpress.com

 

A Celtic prayer is attributed to the 10th-century Irish king, Cormac mac Cuileannáin

Will You steer my frail black bark
O’er the dark broad ocean’s foam?
Will You come, Lord to my boat?
Where afloat, my will would roam?
Yours the mighty, Yours the small,
Your to make men fall like rain.
God, will You grant aid to me
as I come o’er the upheaving main?

(This version is adapted from The Story of the Irish Race, by Seamus MacManus.)

Go here to read a Celtic Prayer for Protection.

About Wendy Murray

Wendy Murray is a veteran and award-winning journalist. She served as associate editor and Senior Writer at Christianity Today magazine and has written extensively for other publications such as Books & Culture and The Christian Century. She has written 11 books.


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