Tonight we had the Healing Liturgy after the fun and games at the big top. We were able to talk to someone about anything that was troubling us, we could be anointed by a priest (using Holy Oils to mark the cross on our foreheads and hands) or you could just sit and prey in silence. We could sit with someone and tell them our worries and then they would pray with you about your worries. We could also sit and talk to someone if we needed advice on something that was troubling us and they would sit and pray with us. You could sit on your own in the silence and pray and just release your thoughts into the hands of God and he would be able to help you in any way he could.
During the night it was the Shrine Prayer Relay. When our slot came we made our way in silence to the big top and we lit a candle and placed it under the photo of Our Lady of Walsingham and then we sat down and said prayers that were led by Aileen. We had all written our own prayers and at the appropriate time we placed our prayers down and we also had our prayer beads and we used them as we prayed.
This was a lovely way to end the night because it felt like all my troubles had been lifted and that I didn’t have to worry about them anymore because God had listened and taken my concerns into his own hands and I didn’t have to worry.