Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The True Bond Of Peace

Lord God, you have taught us that anything we do without love is worth nothing, for whoever lives without love is counted dead before you; send your Holy Spirit, and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love, the true bond of peace and of all virtues; grant this for the sake of your Son Jesus Christ who is alive with with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and for ever. Amen.
Prayer based on 1 Cor. 13 and attributed to Thomas Cranmer, who was executed at Oxford on March 21, 1556. This version is from the prayer book of the Anglican Church of New Zealand.

1 comment:

MK said...

Beautiful. So touched my heart. Thank you for reminding me of this.