Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Cor 1:2 NIV

Through the heart of God
We are loved, just as we are,
Our saviour Jesus came from afar,
To gather us all to himself,
To speak of truth, of love, of rest.
He invites us into a kingdom of love,
To share the joys of heaven above,
He adorns us with his love and grace,
Gifts of peace and lights of faith.

He shows us ways to aid the weak,
To comfort those who grieve and weep,
To be His light in a darkened world,
To speak to those who have not heard
Of the love Jesus asked to be shared.
To work for justice, pray for peace,
To seek His face, His will, His grace.

Gracious God of all our days,
Accept our worship,
Our song of praise,
Our heart of thankfulness,
For Jesus your Son,
For your Holy Spirit,
God, three in one.

Loving God, we praise You. May your gracious, all-encompassing love embrace us and transform us from the inside out, that all may know they are cherished by You, God of Love and Creation. Amen.

Ruth Rushworth