Be to us, O Holy Spirit, breath for our being, purity for our souls, healing for our wounds, fire for our hearts and light for our path, that, with all creation, we may rejoice in your presence; now and for ever. Amen.

Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)

As this day begins, we turn to you, our God.
By your Holy Spirit, be with us in all we have to face.
In each step we take,
walk by our side.
In every conversation,
guide our thoughts.
In all our actions,
show us your way.
In our challenges,
grant us wisdom.
And at the end of the day, we commend to you
our faults, failings, and frailty
Just as we commit to you
our devotion, dedication, and discipleship,
in the name of Jesus Christ,
our beginning and end. Amen.

Paul Martin, Bolton and Rochdale District Chair