Hear our voice, O Lord, according to your faithful love.
God, who has proven your love for humanity by sending us Jesus Christ our Lord, and has illumined our human life by the radiance of his presence, I give you thanks for this your greatest gift.
For my Lord's days upon earth:
Grant that the remembrance of his blessed life that once was lived out on this common earth under these ordinary skies may remain with me in all the tasks and duties of this day. Let me remember his eagerness, not to be ministered unto, but to minister:
Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, I commit all my ways unto you. I make over my soul to your keeping. I pledge my life to your service. May this day be for me a day of, obedience and of charity, a day of happiness and of peace. May all my walk and conversation be such as becomes the gospel of Christ. Amen.
—John Baillie. A Diary of Private Prayer (Oxford, 1936)
The Chapel of the Order of the Thistle, Scotland's highest order of chivalry, in the St Giles' Cathedral.
James MacMillan (Scotland, 1959- ). Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat. Alleluia! (Christ conquers, Christ is King, Christ is Lord of all. Alleluia!) Choir of Westminster Cathedral, dir. Martin Baker.
May God our Redeemer show us compassion and love. Amen.