Prayer of the day
01 August 2015
Teach us, good Lord, to serve you as you deserve; to give
and not to grudge the cost; to fight and not to heed the
wounds; to toil and not to seek for rest; to labour and not to
seek for any reward, save that of knowing that we do your
will; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Ignatius of Loyola (c. 1491-1556)
Gracious God, you raised up John and Charles Wesley
to lead the people named Methodist within the Body of Christ;
their followers to be bridges of angels;
and countless others, who have burned with love.
Add us now to their number,
so that in faith and holiness,
we may rejoice in your grace, repent of our wrong-turnings
and together find hope in your kingdom.
Stir up the gift of your Spirit in us and all your people:
may our inward ear be opened
and a flame of sacred love burn in our prayer and our praise,
our proclamation and our service,
till all receive the good news of your salvation.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Kenneth Howcroft, President of the British Methodist
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