Dispel, O Lord, O Father of light, all clouds of doubt, and the darkness about our earthly course, that in your light we may see light, and come both to know you as we are known, and to love as we are loved; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
John Donne (1571-1631)
Jesus, alpha and omega, first and last, beginning and end,
making all things new,
come to us afresh this moment;
enlarge our vision of your kingdom;
enflame our passion for truth and justice;
kindle your grace in our hearts
that we may be bold to speak of your love,
freely giving and receiving,
wherever we go, whoever we are with
and whatever we face. Amen.
Roger Walton, Yorkshire West District Chair