Blessed be your name, O God, for the glory of this hour and the holiness of this day. Today may we drink from the cup of your salvation, rejoice in the company of your saints and offer you the sacrifice of eternal praise; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Polycarp of Smyrna (c. 155)

Creator God, in the beginning, all was dull.
Colour had not yet been created, all was bland and sterile and safe.
You spoke into the tedium and called forth diversity.
Primary colours emerged from nowhere, giving birth to hues, shades, hints and tints,
dancing together in a colourful, chaotic, dangerous dance of love.
From your vibrant love a universe was born of infinite variety.
Help us to seek new shades, new tones, sharing your delight in all that you have made.
Enfold us in your rainbow promise of hope and new life, for love’s sake. Amen.

Michaela Youngson, London District Chair