31  August  2016

O Love most powerful, strengthen us. O Love most sweet, let us taste your goodness. O love most dear, let us live for you alone. O love most faithful, comfort and support us. O love most victorious, persevere with us to the end; for your own name's sake. Amen.

Gertrude of Helfta (1256-1302)


Loving God, we thank you for the freedom and opportunity to meet for worship in our local churches, where we find fellowship and support from other Christians. As we join our worship with Christians worldwide, we pray especially for those who do not enjoy this freedom. Forgive us if we sometimes use our church communities as a retreat from the world outside. Challenge us, that in our daily living we may no longer be bound by the norms and values around us, but live in the way of Jesus Christ, making a difference wherever we are. Amen.

Hazel Eagle, Stoneleigh


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