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