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Bind our souls to your own, O Christ, so that we may never be separated from you. Only in you are we fully alive. Only in your light can we truly see and only in your strength can we safely pursue our way. To you we come, O wisdom without end. In you we rest, O mercy without limit. Amen.

Mechtild of Magdeburg (1210-1280)

 

Loving God, we thank you for your gift of Christ, the Saviour of all, whose love was made real in acts of compassion and known fully through his sacrifice. We thank you that he offered himself freely and for no reward, save that of knowing that he did your will. Help us to be partners in Christ's sacrifice through the witness we bear, the service we offer, the welcome we extend and the kindness we show. In our search for meaning and truth, may the gospel message of Christ's sacrificial love save us from narrow-mindedness and self-righteousness. In our struggles for justice and peace, may the experience of Christ's commitment to your loving purposes, even to the cross, be our inspiration and guide. Amen.

Keith Davies, Manchester and Stockport District Chair

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