From Christine Bainbridge
Sir, - I usually read your articles on prayer with enjoyment.
An exception was Angela Ashwin's reflection on the Breton
fishermen's prayer (Faith, 20 September). The image of
the early monks setting off in their vulnerable little boats
juxtaposed with that of the captain of a Polaris submarine was
chilling, to say the least.
The plea of those asking God to steer their boat towards a place
where they could preach the gospel was being offered to bless the
activity of a death-dealing submarine. Surely we are not being
invited to admire this misuse of the prayer?
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