Keep us safe in your arms, O Lord, that we may have nothing
to fear. Let us rely on you in all things that nothing may
impede our salvation. Let us love and serve you always, that
at your bidding we may enter the presence of your glory;
through Christ our Lord. Amen.
John Henry Newman (1801-1890)
Loving God, remind us to pause
when our freedoms come in the form of another's chains:
our freedom to shop when we choose
means another cannot spend time with family;
our freedom to buy inexpensive clothes
means another cannot earn enough to eat;
our freedom to use cheap fuel
means another suffers the consequences of climate
Freedom is indivisible.
Unless all are free, we all are diminished,
because you created each one of us in your image.
we know that sharing your freedoms may come at a cost.
Help us to bear that cost joyfully,
in the knowledge that we are doing your will. Amen.
Vice-President, British Methodist Conference,
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