For a wee change, instead of beginning words, here's some ending words from our 9.30 service on Sunday. It's our all-age prayer for others where the congregation chooses where we pray for and the prayer is mainly made up of quotes from others including Dr Who. Can you guess which one is his (or hers)?
Let us think of N_________ (ie North Korea)
and in the worries we have
may we find a way into new life again
Let us remember N_________
and in the concerns we have
may we trust there are far better things ahead than we leave behind
Let us pray for N_________
and in all that unsettles us
may we remember that just when the caterpillar thought her life was over, she began to fly
Let us hold together N_________
and in the longings we have
may we live the truth that new beginnings are often disguised and painful endings
Let us share our concerns for N_________
and in the hope we believe in
let us trust that we are all stories in the end, so lets make ours a good one.