Show us, O Lord, the transience of the world in the light
of heaven, the shortness of time in the light of eternity and
the meaning of death in the light of resurrection; through the
merits of Christ the Lord. Amen.
Richard Challoner (1691-1781)
God of love, in whom we live and move and have our
being, help us to recognise your presence in the first
the sunrise, the newborn child, the green shoot;
the up-beat, the intake of breath, the opening
And help us to know your presence in the last
the end page, the finished article, the closing
the final flourish, the dying notes, the gentle
Above all, help us to live our lives so totally in your
presence, that our beginnings and endings become the same
In the name of Jesus, the first and the last.
Sheryl Anderson, Liverpool District Chair [...]