This is a short service which may be used by all in the Quintet Benefice
ACT OF PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING
Begin by recalling in whose presence we are,
and the things we have to be thankful for...
Blessed be God who is worthy of all thanksgiving and praise.
The day is past and over, all thanks be to God.
Of things wrong in thought, word and deed...
God be merciful to me a sinner.
Through Christ we are redeemed, healed restored and forgiven.
For the cares of the day, the sick and those who work at night...
'I am the Light of the World
Whoever follows me
Will never walk in darkness
But have the light of life.'
As we rejoice in the gift of today,
So may the light of your presence,
Set our hearts on fire with love for you
Now and for ever.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
May Christ our light fill our darkness with his radiance.