Holyrood Abbey, May 1996, via Wikimedia Commons user: Marco2000

Holyrood Abbey, May 1996, via Wikimedia Commons user: Marco2000

BY REV. TOMMY WILLIAMS, SENIOR PASTOR

Today marks the end of our virtual pilgrimages to Bolivia and Scotland. Thank you for traveling with me this month. We'll close the July blog series with a final reflection from Scotland.

Back in 2008, one place my family and I visited was the ancient Holyrood (Holy Cross) Abbey

It was an active congregation until the 17th century and is now a shell of itself--literally. I remember well walking inside the walls that remain and imagining the prayers said by faithful ones centuries ago. The Abbey sits on the grounds of the British Monarch’s Scottish residence. I wonder -- what prayers were said for the monarchs who visited there over the centuries?

What prayers would be said now in Scotland and throughout the United Kingdom, in light of England’s withdrawal from the European Union?

What prayers should we pray during this time of global change?

Let us join our voices with those of the past and remain committed to a life of prayer, believing that our prayers are themselves an act of vocation.

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