Lord Jesus, I give you thanks,
not only with my lips and heart,
which often comes to little,
but with your spirit, with which I
speak to you,
love you and
You are all, and everything is in you.
In you we live, move, and have our being.
You are our father, our brother, our all;
and to those who love you,
you have promised such things
as no one has ever
seen or thought of, or enjoyed.
Make the gift of these things to your humble faithful;
you who are God, true and good, and there is no other besides you.
You are the true God, the true Son of God,
to whom be honour and glory and majesty
in eternity and for all ages to come. Amen.
From an old French Liturgy.
[PHOTO: Stained glass at St John the Baptist’s Anglican Church , Ashfield, New South Wales. Author Stained glass: Alfred Handel, d. 1946, photo:Toby Hudson. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Courtesy of Wikkimedia Commons]