Guide your Church, O Lord, with your perpetual providence; that it may walk warily in times of quiet and boldly in times of trouble; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Franciscan Breviary (13th Century)
Thank you for the gift of those we love and care for.
When demands are placed upon us, fill us with your love.
When our patience is stretched, fill us with your love.
When we struggle to understand, fill us with your love.
When we perform menial tasks unseen, fill us with your love.
When we can only watch and pray, fill us with your love.
May we love those you give us, as Jesus loves us. Amen.
Julie Underwood, supernumerary minister, Staines and Feltham Circuit