For victims of abuse
Liturgy for victims of abuse from St Mary’s, Upton, courtesy of Rev’d Graeme Skinner
The Credit Union Movement has always stressed the all humanity are brothers and sisters and puts this ideal into practice in the economic field. No words have expressed this idea more beautifully or more meaningfully than the Prayer of St. Francis which has since been widely recognised as the official prayer of the Credit Union Movement.
Make me an instrument of thy peace
Where there is hatred, let me sow love
Where there is injury, pardon
Where there is doubt, faith
Where there is despair, hope
Where there is darkness, light
And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master
Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console
To be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love
For it is in giving, that we receive
It is in pardoning, that we are pardoned
And it is in dying, that we are born to eternal life.
Seven Sacred Spaces
Llandaff Diocese has produced a workbook on the Seven Sacred Spaces which relates each space to personal, congregational and community contexts. Download it from here, the workbook link is at the top left of the page.