Mingy” entered the military vocabulary during the first UN mission to Congo. Locals in the shops and markets called “mingy, mingy, mingy” (meaning “plenty” or “many”) to attract potential customers who might buy their produce at “special prices”.
In time, “Mingy Street” developed. Items purchased were packed away and brought home in a mingy box as gifts for family. Since then, the word has developed into a noun, adjective or prefix which can convey both approval or disfavour.
“Mingy” can describe a collectible item which is the envy of other soldiers or a gift of questionable quality. It is a term which is used only by members of the Defence Forces and to some extent by their families.
The Mingy Prayerbook was designed to provide you with prayers or reflections for various moments through life.
It’s worth bearing in mind that God has plenty of time for us when we turn to Him in prayer. He has plenty to give us for our every need. All we have to do is ask.
Many situations can be transformed by the sacraments, by reflection, or quiet calm. We hope that this edition of the Mingy Prayerbook will help you find some time for quiet prayer in your Garrison Chapel and overseas.
With regular use we hope that it will prove to be a valuable mingy for you to use at home or overseas in taking time out for body and soul.