6  September  2016

God, beyond all our naming, the glory of creation reaches out to you. God, beyond all our reasoning, the voice of the universe sounds your praise; God, beyond all our knowing, all that live find their destiny in your presence. Amen. 

Gregory of Nazianzus (329-389)

 

God, your Son, Jesus Christ came
so that we might have life in all its fullness.
In your love for us, give us the insistence of Legion,
so that we might be freed from turmoil to find peace.
Give us the curiosity of the woman at the well,
so that we might be freed from ignorance to find knowledge.
Give us the responsiveness of Zacchaeus,
so that we might be freed from greed to find generosity.
Give us the persistence of the widow before the judge,
so that we might be freed from injustice to find justice.
Give us the determination of Peter,
so that we might be freed from dithering to find decisiveness,
Give us the boldness of the woman of Nain,
so that we might be freed from timidity to find proclamation.
Give us the honesty of Thomas,
so that we might be freed from doubt to find faith.
Give us the courage of the women at the tomb,
so that we might be freed from sadness to find joy.
Give us your Spirit,
so that we might be freed from darkness to find light. Amen.

Paul Martin, Bolton and Rochdale District Chair

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