The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu, joined us at Crayke as part of his six-month Pilgrimage of Prayer.
The Archbishop has walked a sizeable distance each day from the coast, over moor and dale, along highways and byways, through both rural and urban communities and across an area which spans the Humber to the Tees and the A1 to the coast. His aim is to meet people, pray with them, and to encourage them to follow Christ, and bless what God is doing.
Children at our school enjoyed Collective Worship and seized the opportunity to ask the Archbishop some really thought provoking questions.
Here is a personal prayer the Archbishop has written for individual private prayer:
Father in Heaven,
Mould me into Christlikeness;
And Stir up in me,
the Fire of Your Love.
Fill me with Your Power;
And Help me to Tell of the Love
And Salvation in Jesus of Nazareth.
Lord Jesus Christ,
Son of the Father,
Renew my Friendship in You;
And help me to Serve You
With a Quiet Mind and a Burning Spirit.
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
Please Keep Me
In the Joy, Simplicity, and Compassion
Of Your Holy Gospel. Amen.