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St. Guthlac Prayer

St. Guthlac pray for me
Holy Melangell pray for me
Pega, Godric, Cuthbert pray for me

All holy hermits pray for me
All holy men
All holy women
Saints of the Saxons
Saints of the Welsh pray for me

For I am alone and I need the help of the Holy One
Be with me in my distress
Oh holy saints of God
Oh holy hermits of swamp and fen, forest and mountain, sea and islands, be with me
Help me, comfort me
Lift me to the throne of God that I may see him face to face and receive His love, His grace, His healing touch

St. Guthlac pray for me
Holy Melangell pray for me
Pega, Godric, Cuthbert pray for me

A prayer for St. Guthlac‘s day

This Guthlac‘s day we remember:

all seekers after freedom
all who abandon violence for faith
all who commit themselves entirely to the hunger for God

And we pray to the God of the wild places, and of the street, and of the park, and of the church:

that we may overcome the dark forces within or without which seek destruction
that we may find our own 'wild place' in which to encounter the living God
and that we may receive that same Spirit which Guthlac received to strengthen us and make the world whole

And we thank God

for the fenlands and wetlands of this world, praying for their flourishing as havens for the wild and free
for the example of spiritual warriors like Guthlac who inspire us and share their wisdom with all who seek it
and we thank you for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes!

So God preserve to us the memory of Guthlac as we walk through the wilderness of this world with questions seeking and heart's longing, that we, like him, may live the promise of your wild peace.