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Break the chains

A God of love, whose love embraces all humanity,
whose mercy is over all
and who has mingled of one blood all the nations of the earth,
have compassion on those who have no helper,
who are outcast, downtrodden and, by the sins of men, held captive.
Arise, burst their chains asunder,
and more especially break the chains of sin.
By your love, release us, free us all,
that all may be free indeed.   Amen.

From John Wesley’s prayer in ‘Thoughts upon Slavery’ 1744

Tony is a Methodist Minister, broadcaster and author. He is a radio presenter with Premier Christian Radio and a regular contributor to BBC Radio 2's Pause for Thought (5.45am and 9.20am). Tony is married with two children.

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