Prayer of the day
22 December 2014
Before ever you made us, O Lord, you loved us. Your love
has never slackened nor ever shall. In love all your works
have begun, by love you sustain them and in your love our life
is everlasting. So let the beginning and ending of all our
loving be to see our God for ever and ever. Amen.
Julian of Norwich (c. 1343-c. 1417)
Thank you, Lord, for space and presence,
thank you for birdsong, rolling hills and craggy hills and
Thank you for relationship and fellowship.
Thank you for the hard places to be.
Thank you, Lord, for the sacrifices of many people, which mean
love can be shared;
love can be modelled by your disciples;
love can be experienced;
love can grow as we give ourselves in your
We give you:
our hands to do your work;
our feet to go where you send;
our eyes to see as you would see;
our tongues to speak as you would speak;
our minds to be attentive to your will
and our hearts, that through each one of us love can
Loraine Mellor, Nottingham and Derby District Chair
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