Prayer of the day
19 April 2015
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
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