Prayer for today

This week Lucy has selected a prayer by David Adam, from his anthology ‘The Edge of Glory’. It was written during one of his times on Holy Island and she says she feels it perfectly expresses the need we sometimes have for solitude to be truly with God.


There are times when I need to be an island,
Set in an infinite sea
Cut off from all that comes to me
But surrounded still by thee.
Times of quiet and peace
When traffic and turmoil cease
When I can be still and worship thee

Lord of the land and sea.
Full tide and ebb tide
Let life rhythms flow
Ebb tide, full tide
How life’s beat must go.