Blessed are you Sovereign God, our light and salvation,
to you be glory and praise forever!
When we turned away to darkness and chaos,
like a mother you would not forsake us.
You cried out like a woman in labour
and rejoiced to bring forth a new people.
Your living Word brings light out of darkness
and daily your Spirit renews the face of the earth,
bending our wills to the gentle rule of your love,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Blessed be God forever!
Collect for Mondays /Pentecost, “Celebrating Common Prayer” p.68