Celtic Spirituality and Prayer

St Aidan

There are no prayers existing from Aidan himself. Most of what we know about Aidan comes from St Bede the Venerable, who wrote a history of the English Church in the Middle Ages. However, there is a rich tradition of prayers and meditations inspired by the life of Aidan.

Aidan declared the power of his God- help us tell of the battle already won.

Aidan listened to his God and willingly obeyed- help us to surrender our selfish will.

Aidan embraced humility and love for all- help us to tell of the Passion of Christ

(Lindisfarne Scriptorium)


Leave me alone with God as much as may be

As the tide draws the waters close upon the shore, make me an island,

set apart, alone with you, God, holy to you.

Then with the turning of the tide

prepare me to carry your presence to the busy world beyond,

the world that rushes in on me,

til the waters come again and fold me back to you.

(Northumbia Community)







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