1  October  2017

Defend us, O Lord, with your heavenly grace, that we may continue yours for ever and daily increase in your Holy Spirit more and more, until we come to your everlasting kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer (1552)


Jesus, the first and last
First light, first thought - Jesus, be with me;
I do not go into this day alone.
Words, tasks, challenges - Jesus guide me;
I look to you for direction, wisdom, compassion.
Doubts, tears, stumbles - Jesus uphold me;
I am weak but you are strong.
Joys, laughter, opportunities - Jesus bless me;
I am thankful for your grace.
Family, friends, neighbours - Jesus touch them;
I name each one before you.
Last light, last thought - Jesus, be with me;
I hold onto you in the long reaches of the night. Amen.

Jill Baker, Vice-President, of the British Methodist Conference 2017/2018

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