Cleaning for Spring and Praying for Peace

Look out for a super-spring-clean church tomorrow morning! We’ve had a fun morning inside and out, followed by lunch.

spring cleaning

At 11am we stopped to ring the church bells and pray for peace (as did churches around the country) marking the anniversary of VE Day. We closed with this wonderful prayer:

Loving God, we believe that you have called us together

to broaden our experience of you and of each other.

We believe that we have been called

to help in healing the many wounds of society

and in reconciling us to each other and to God.

Help us, as individuals and together,

to work in love for peace, and never to lose heart.

We commit ourselves to each other – in joy and sorrow.

We commit ourselves to all who share our desire for reconciliation –

to support and stand by them.

We commit ourselves to the way of peace – in thought and deed.

We commit ourselves to you – as our guide and our friend. Amen.

(Corrymeela Community, Ireland)

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