In Viennese churches you’ll often find a book lying on a little table, in which you can write your gratitude and prayers. Most people pray for the health of their loved ones and ask for God’s guidance in difficult times. Others pray for an independent Scotland.
The idea of the ‘wishbook’ is that other people can read your prayers, so that they can pray for you. I don’t know if it actually works this way, but while reading them, I did feel somewhat connected with the authors. We all have our fears, worries and doubts in life, and almost everybody can relate to the woman who wrote the ‘PS: lass diese Frau aus seinem Leben verschwinden’ (‘let this woman disappear from his life’).
If not, you might want to pray for an independent Scotland when Britain votes for a Brexit tomorrow.