Launch of The Hope Prayer – 2nd November

All are welcome to attend the launch of ‘The Hope Prayer’ with RTE’s Mary Kennedy & Bishop Jim Moriarty on Monday 2 November 2009 at 6.00pm in Graiguecullen & Killeshin Parish Centre, Graiguecullen, Carlow.

Liam Lawton is widely known for his spiritual and inspirational music, which has touched the lives of many thousands of people across the� world. In The Hope Prayer, he has created a beautiful book of over forty new prayers each one expressed in his distinctive voice and illuminating voice. Including selected song lyrics, the result is a book that takes the reader on a comforting journey of the soul, across all kinds of terrain.

Here are prayers of friendship, love, death, healing, illness, calm, inspiration, marriage, Christmas, providence, remembering, working, celebrating life� all brought together through the theme of hope. The Hope Prayer is a book to be treasured, offering strength, sustenance and wisdom for today’s challenging world.

Liam� is an award-winning, critically acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter and Roman Catholic priest, who was ordained in 1984. In 2004, Liam was signed by EMI, with whom he has since released three platinum selling albums.

Liam’s poetic lyrics are inspired by many sources, including the ancient texts of Celtic Ireland, from which he also draws inspiration for his haunting melodies. His music has been used in many an auspicious occasions from the memorial services of 9/11 to concerts in such places as the Vatican, the White House and The Chicago Symphony Hall. Liam’s choral music is used by choirs all over the English-speaking world and has been translated into Spanish, German and Swedish.

The Hope Prayer is Liam’s second book.� See below one of the prayers from the book.

More Information

Click on link for Liam Lawton – Biography (includes listing of albums)

Click on link for Liam Lawton website



When a darkened sky surrounds me

And sets upon my life

and the greying mist still lingers

and haunts the coming night

Let me find hope

When the cry of hurts and sorrows

Still echo in my heart

And I cannot face the evening

And tomorrow is too far

Let me find hope

Let me find hope

In different form and guise

In the warm embrace of lovers

In a sign from listening eyes

In the silence of a stranger who utters not a word

But comes to walk beside me

And heart to heart reverbs

Let me find hope

In the trusting of a child

In the silent pride of parents

Or the rest of those retired

In hands that lift the weary

In fingers bent in prayer

Signs of resurrection

Devoid of all despair

Let me find hope

In the smallest simple ways

In the changing of the seasons

In the birthing in the clay

In dew that cleanses morning

In dusk that calms the day

Let me find hope

When children sleep contented

Far from fear and dread

And peace is no illusion

But spins a silver thread

Where you are waiting

Not far from Heavens edge

Let me find hope

Before my soul departs

Faith, hope and love

Your gift

To every hopeful heart.