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At the beginning of this week, our prayer might well be one of the desire to be fully alive. John Philip Newell has just such a prayer, invoking the Trinity on our behalf for that gift. May it be ours for this day…this week…our lives.

The vitality of God be mine this day, the vitality of the God of life. The passion of Christ be mine this day, the passion of the Christ of love. The wakefulness of the Spirit be mine this day, the wakefulness of the Spirit of justice. The vitality and passion and wakefulness of God be mine that I may be fully alive this day – the vitality and passion and wakefulness of God that I may be fully alive! (Celtic Benediction, p.53)