Though we cannot love you as we ought, O Lord, let us love you as we are able, that guided by your light and kept by your power, we come at the last, into your glorious presence. Amen.

Thomas Ken (1637-1711)

Jesus, the first and the last,
you are alpha and omega,
      beginning and end.
You are there at the beginning of the year,
      you are with us at its end.
You are at the beginning of our lives,
      you are with us at our end.
work in us your gifts of grace,
bring us forgiveness,
and perfect us in love. Amen.

Jonathan Pye, Bristol District Chair