Over 300 pilgrims have entrusted us with their prayers, hopes and thoughts about themselves and others.
Pilgrims walk and pilgrims pray. It’s what we do. We invite those who don’t pray to reflect on the prayers of others and to think on them with kindness. In the Middle Ages many pilgrims became sick and needed healthcare and rest. Some recovered to continue their pilgrimage to Santiago. Many died on the Way. The iconic town of Santo Domingo de la Calzada is named after the Saint who was born locally almost exactly 1,000 years ago. He is remembered because of his work caring for pilgrims including building a much needed hospital.
Many pilgrims have written to us asking for prayers because they or their loved ones are ill or have serious challenges of mind or body. It was appropriate to stop at the place where pilgrims were cared for all these years ago to pray for the hopes and intentions of the pilgrims of today.
These include prayers for:
- People who have, or have had, the Covid-19 virus
- Grandparents and Parents who have any form of dementia
- People who have cancer, many of whom have had their treatment delayed because of the pandemic
- Couples who have suffered miscarriages, and couples who are undergoing a course of IVF
- Children who have debilitating conditions
- Adults and young people who suffer from mental or emotional instability, and some people who even contemplate suicide
- And many prayers of gratitude:
from those who have recovered from illness, or are in remission;
for healthy babies successfully delivered;
and for our heroic front line workers
Loving God we ask your blessing on these Pilgrim Prayers and may we all experience your peace.
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