The Anglican Parish of Johnsonville

St Johns, Johnsonville and Holy Trinity, Ohariu

Readings and Prayers – 8 December 2013


In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a high-way for our God. Isaiah 40:3

Advent Collect:

People of God: be glad!
Your God delights in you. giving you joy for sadness and turn the dark to light.
Be strong in hope therefore; for your God comes to save.
You are God’s children.
Lord make us one in the love of Christ today and for ever.

Sunday and Thursday Morning Bible Readings:

Advent 2: Joy

Isaiah 11:1–10
Psalm 72:1–7, 18–19
Romans 15:4–13
Matthew 3:1–12

Today we pray for:

  • List member of Parliament Gareth Hughes
  • teachers and students at Newlands Intermediate and Newlands College
  • the parish of Petone: John Wilson (Christine) and Janice Brown
  • the Episcopalian diocese of Western North Carolina and its bishop, The Rt Revd Porter Taylor
  • students at Newton Theological College and Kerina Evangelists’ College in Papua New Guinea
  • those who have asked for our prayers and those who have died.


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