I prefer to cut children’s spiritual garments a little large, for them to grow into, as they will in time. And who knows what vivid image or hint of the beauty of God may remain in their mind and memory? (Dorothy Coddington)

A prayer from “Common Worship”

Lord God, your blessed Son our Saviour gave his back to the smiters and did not hide his face from shame. Give us grace to endure the sufferings of this present time with sure confidence in the glory that shall be revealed; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Post Communion Prayer, Lent 4)