The Prayer of St Aidan

Leave me alone with God as much as may be.
As the tide draws the waters close in 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
till the waters come again and fold me back to you.

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3 Responses to The Prayer of St Aidan

  1. dianelos says:

    I was thinking that since there is only one creation that God can be found in solitude and asceticism, but also and perhaps primarily in the “busy world beyond”. I understand the message of the poem to be a call for those in the busy world to take some time to be alone with God. It is a good idea now and then to leave everything behind and contemplate God alone. Perhaps for one day every month.


  2. danaames says:

    Blessed name day, Father.


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