All creation blesses you, O Lord. Exiles offer you worship. Pilgrims hallow your name. Saints adore you. Humanity offers its praise. And we your servants lift our hearts and voices to you in joy and thanksgiving. Amen.

Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)

Gracious God,
you are almighty and greater than anything we can imagine,
and yet you are a friend and closer to us than every breath we take.
You are forever generous
and there are no boundaries to your love.
In a world that is forever changing, you remain constant.
Help us to remain firm in you.
As your people, may we seek to build each other up.
May walking together strengthen our pilgrimage,
trusting in Christ’s name, and by the power of the Spirit. Amen.

Paul Davis, Lancashire District Chair