Tuesday, 10 May 2016

to find Your glory

Leaping Hare
Ian MacCulloch

We thank you Lord God
for the life and prayer
of your servant Melangell.
May her care and compassion
for all your creatures
inspire us in our day
with the same concern
for all You have made.
May we with her learn
to find Your glory
In the world around us
and in all that
You give us to do.
We ask this through
Jesus Christ our Lord.

Prayer for St Melangell, early Welsh Abbess (c.641)

The legend of St Melangell describes how
she saved a wild hare from the hunt 
by covering it with her skirts while she prayed.
Her shrine at Cwm Pennant is still a place of pilgrimage.

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