ending well … (Artwork: Irene Bom)
tirelessly you seek out those who are looking for you
and who think that you are far away;
teach us, at every moment,
to place our spirits in your hands.
While we are still looking for you,
already you have found us.
However poor our prayer,
you hear us far more than we can imagine or believe.
Brother Roger of Taizé
from The Book of a Thousand Prayers by Angela Ashwin, #13
God, bless our year
time for the task
peace for the pathway
wisdom for the work
friends for the fireside
love to the last.
The Mother’s Union Anthology of Public Prayers
from The Book of a Thousand Prayers by Angela Ashwin, #752
O Lord, as the years change, may we find rest in your eternal changelessness. Help us to meet this new year bravely, in the faith that, while life changes all around us, you are always the same, guiding us with your wisdom and protecting us with your love; through our Saviour Jesus Christ.
William Temple (1881-1944)
from The Book of a Thousand Prayers by Angela Ashwin, #749
“If you want to start well, it is deeply connected to ending well.”
from Creative Pep Talk podcast (episode #345), hosted by Andy J. Miller (alias Andy J. Pizza).