Ray Simpson is Founding Guardian of the International Community of Aidan and Hilda and is a well known author. He lives on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, UK, where the Community has a base for resources, study and retreat.
May the air be renewed by the planting of trees, the earth be given its rightful rest and the sea become less poisoned (Ocean Day in TO)
I arise today in gratitude for the gift of life - the earth for my bed, Love for my bread (Monday morning, down-town Toronto)
Toronto Island Blessing: Three of Limitless Love, bless our chromosones with your gentle, pure and eternal love.
Save politicians and financiers from putting money before civilisation, the part before the whole, the idol before You (Canada).
In the Great Emergence raise up keepers of memory, guardians of truth and fosterers of righteousness.(Tyndale,Toronto)
Grant us to trust that in the dreams you give us lies hidden the gate to eternity (Tyndale Seminary, Toronto 4th floor view)
Show me it ain't some dreamy fantasy That's His bloodstain pourin' on down Proof of the heart soakin' the ground (Rock band TO)
Grant us to know that when the earth shall claim our limbs then we shall truly dance (Gibran - Tyndale University College Toronto).
In the dew of little things may the heart find its morning and be refreshed (Kahlil Gibran. At an Ontario Gorge)
In our houses give us remembrances, simple beauty, tokens of love and pointers to what lies beyond (from The Cabin, Elmwood, Ontario).