beginnings and endings

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Christ, the Alpha and Omegacatacomb of Commodilla, 4th century

God of all beginnings and all endings,
I bring all my unfinished business to you—
   everything that I started and couldn’t finish,
   all that I began but lost interest in,
   all that I began in hope and quit in despair.
Make finished work of all of it, by your grace.
Amen.

Eugene Peterson, 1932 – , American pastor and author

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And I am certain that God,
who began the good work within you,
will continue his work until it is finally finished
on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

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