Listening for God in All Things: Carmina Gadelica

A chapter on traditional Celtic prayers, from Listening for the Heartbeat of God
by Philip Newell

Grace is seen as enabling our nature to flourish, as co-operating with the light that is within every person. Thus many of the prayers for grace ask for the development of aspects of our essential, God-given nature. For example, they request “the grace of health”, “the grace of love” and the grace of wisdom, beauty, voice, music or dancing.

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Click here for a reading in Gaelic of “An Achanaidh Anama” (“The Soul Plaint”), one of the prayers in the anthology.

Click here for a sung version of “Sorchar nan Reul”, “The Light’ner of the Stars”.

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