20  November  2017

Yesterday we were crucified with Christ; today we are glorified with him. Yesterday we were dead with Christ; today we are sharing in his resurrection. Yesterday we were buried with him; today we are waking with him from the sleep of death. Amen.

Gregory of Nazianzus (329-389)

 

Jesus, at my awakening,
     breathe new life into me.
Jesus, in my growth,
     protect and guide me.
Jesus, in my maturing,
     grant me wisdom and peace.
Jesus, in my decline,
     offer comfort and hope.
Jesus, in my passing,
     carry me home to eternal rest. Amen.

Yvonne Williams, Northallerton

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