15  October  2016

Take our bodies, O Christ, to do your work; for here on earth you have no body now but ours. Take our hands to be your hands, and our feet to walk in the ways of your feet. Take our eyes to be the eyes of your own compassion, shining out in a troubled world; for your own mercies' sake. Amen. 

Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)


Loving and compassionate God, we thank you that, in Jesus, we see your care and concern for all people in action. We pray that we may follow your example and, through your Holy Spirit, we may offer that love to others, especially those in need. We pause to reflect on the people and situations that those words bring to mind. We remember in particular the Leaders of Worship and Preachers Homes, the four 'Westerleys', that offer residential care to those who can no longer live independently. We ask your blessing on the residents, and on those who care for them. 

Our prayers, though the Leaders and Worship and Preachers Trust, go to all those who preach, speaking to people according to their needs, that their acts of worship, and the example of their lives, may sustain, comfort and challenge those who hear them. Amen. 

Joyce Pipet, former trustee, LWPT

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