The collect for today, the commemoration of William Wilberforce (1759-1833), English MP, evangelical, abolitionist (source):
O God our deliverer,
who didst send thy Son Jesus Christ
to set thy people free from the slavery of sin:
grant that, as thy servant William Wilberforce
toiled against the sin of slavery,
so we may bring compassion to all,
and work for the liberty of all the children of God;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Photo taken by admin, St John’s College, Cambridge, 18 July 2004.