Lord, before ever you made us, you loved us. Nor has your love ever slackened, nor ever shall. In love all your works have begun, and in love they continue. In this love our life is everlasting, and in this love we shall see you and be glad forever. Amen.

Julian of Norwich (1342-1416)

Lord Jesus,
     alpha and omega,
     our beginning and our end,
rejoicing that you are with us in the midst of life, we pray:
     for those who have lost touch with their origins and roots,
     for people whose lives lack aim, purpose and direction,
     and for all of us to know your presence
          as we journey daily from our past selves to our future with you. Amen.

Stephen Bales, supernumerary minister, West Penwith Circuit