Friday, April 13, 2007

    Cool Idea: Prayer of St. Brendan

    I came across this reading inspired by the prayer of St. Brendan, a missionary known for his likely mythical seven-year voyage. This responsive reading would be a great resource if you commission your youth group in worship before taking off on your summer mission trip. The youth could lead the piece, with the congregation providing the response:


    As I go I will not question the journey, for:

    Holy, Holy is the Lord

    As I go I will not refuse any destination, for:

    Holy, Holy is the Lord

    As I go I will embrace all that crosses my way, for:

    Holy, Holy is the Lord

    As I go I will open my heart to the good in all creation, for:

    Holy, Holy is the Lord

    As I go I will hold close to the Word of God, for:

    Holy, Holy is the Lord

    As I go I will not be bound by self-doubt or restricted by my weaknesses, for:

    Holy, Holy is the Lord

    As I go I will not be limited by my strengths, for:

    Holy, Holy is the Lord

    As I go I will see each struggle as a place of learning, for:

    Holy, Holy is the Lord

    As I go I will welcome any companion who wishes to journey with me, for:

    Holy, Holy is the Lord

    As I go I will never cease to pray, for:

    Holy, Holy is the Lord

    As I go I will not be corrupted, for:

    Holy, Holy is the Lord

    As I go I will not be tempted to predict outcomes, for:

    Holy, Holy is the Lord

    As I go I will relish the surprises, for:

    Holy, Holy is the Lord

    As I go I will take great risks, for:

    Holy, Holy is the Lord

    As I go I will not hold to my culture as if it were right and pure, for:

    Holy, Holy is the Lord

    As I go I will look for God in all people, for:

    Holy, Holy is the Lord

    1 comments:

    Danny said...

    Thank you for sharing this. I can easily picture this being used not just for a mission trip, but any kind of faith journey. Even so, in two months I'm taking two youth from my church on a week-long mission trip, and you've provided me a great resource.

    I don't comment often, but I really enjoy reading your blog. God bless you in your vital ministry with youth.