This book has been designed to guide you through a day long creative retreat or quiet day whether it be at home or away. It offers a combination of prayers and activities, some to challenge and some to help you relax and clear your mind and always to encourage you to hear the 'still, small voice.'
Martin Neil, a Companion in the Northumbria Community, has a heart for encouraging indigenous cultural groups to use their own musical traditions in their worship (rather than feeling obliged to copy hymns and songs from longer-established Christian cultures). In this CD, we hear the Maoris in New Zealand using a variety of styles - including the famous 'Haka' used as a form of Christian worship.
Isaiah 43 v 1 & 2
But now, this is what the LORD says - he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
Background: Artist Mary Fleeson comments...'There is something very intimate about saying to someone you love, ‘You are mine’. It has an air of possessiveness and pride, dirty words in most civilised company and yet when it is said by someone who loves you unconditionally, someone who would always put your wellbeing first, someone who would die for you, then it is transformed into words of power and love because it carries no threat.
Many of the messages in Isaiah speak of God’s love for His children throughout time, we are all ‘Precious and honoured in [His] sight.’ (v.4) and we can know that whatever may come our way God will be with us. Note that Isaiah says ‘when’ you pass through the water and the fire, not ‘if’, God isn’t telling us that we can avoid the difficult, unpleasant and dangerous parts of living, just that He will not ask us to confront these trials alone.'
Printing and Sizing: This item is 210mm x 297mm and is printed on 300gsm card stock
Anna's first solo album includes some of her 'signature' pieces as well as some songs of her own. Some of you will recognise familiar words from the Complines in Celtic Daily Prayer drawn from Carmina Gadelica and other traditional sources. Here they are set to Anna's own music which has emerged over the years of saying and singing these night-time prayers with her children, Joel and Martha. Anna says, 'I hope you will want to play this album often and that it will capture something of the rhythm of the tides, the sounds of the island and also its stillness.'