For Charlie Lord Please be with women or their children who have disabilities, Visual impairment, learning or physical disabilities, And especially those with mental health disorders, Surround and enfold them in your love, And help them to live life to the full Without fear or oppression. Help us to bring an end to discrimination against people Based on who or what they are. Amen
A prayer for the committment service during my first holiday after my son went away, six years after, to Iona. It was the middle of the refugee crisis when all the people from war torn Middle Eastern countries and Afghanistan were walking across Europe to get to the deserted beaches of Scotland with their shimmering seas and cold clear skies. Washed up on the cliffs and beaches of Sussex or Essex first if they managed to survive the journey. We had a service featuring Paddington bear that reminded me of my son as his grandmother, Non, had given him those picture books, and he had done some lovely collages and cards of Paddington. And of course, his aunt had been a nanny in South America. At the time I liked this poem on the Statue of Liberty by Emma Lazarus.