Readings and Prayers – 20 April 2014

Sentence: The Lord is risen indeed, alleluia! Collect: Glorious Lord of life, by the mighty resurrection of your Son you overcame the old order of sin and death to make all things new in him: grant that we, who celebrate with joy Christ’s rising from the dead may be raised from the death of sinContinue reading “Readings and Prayers – 20 April 2014”

Readings and Prayers – 13 April 2014

Sentence: Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes inc the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest! Matthew 21:9 Collect: Jesus, when you rode into Jerusalem the people waved palms with shouts of acclamation. Grant that when the shouting dies we may still walk beside you even to a cross.Continue reading “Readings and Prayers – 13 April 2014”

Readings and Prayers – 6 April 2014

Sentence: I am the light of the world, says the Lord; those who follow me will have the light of life. John 8:12 Collect: Life-giving God, your Son came into the world to free us all from sin and death: breathe upon us with the power of your Spirit, that we may be raised toContinue reading “Readings and Prayers – 6 April 2014”

Readings and Prayers – 30 March 2014

Sentence: O Lord how manifold are your works; in wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. Psalm 104:25 Collect: God of unchangeable power, when you fashioned the world the morning stars sang together and the host of heaven shouted for joy; open our eyes to the wonders of creationContinue reading “Readings and Prayers – 30 March 2014”

Readings and Prayers – 23 March 2014

Sentence: The water that I will give, says the Lord, will become in you a spring of water well-ing up to eternal life. John 4:14 Collect: O God, the fountain of life, to a humanity parched with thirst you offer the living water the springs from the Rock, our Saviour Jesus Christ: stir up withinContinue reading “Readings and Prayers – 23 March 2014”

Readings and Prayers – 16 March 2014

Sentence: I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26 Collect: Come Holy Spirit, to all baptised in your name, that we may turn to good whatever lies ahead. Give us passion,Continue reading “Readings and Prayers – 16 March 2014”

Readings and Prayers – 9 March 2014

Sentence: Lord be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning; our salvation in time of distress. Isaiah 33:2 Collect: God, you know better than we the temptations that will bring us down. Grant that our love for you may protect us from all foolish and corrupting desire. Amen Sunday andContinue reading “Readings and Prayers – 9 March 2014”

Readings and Prayers – 2 March 2014

Sentence: You, O Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. Isaiah 64:8 Collect: God of Grace You build your church on the lives of those you have called and redeemed. As we choose daily the path of Discipleship May we keep ourContinue reading “Readings and Prayers – 2 March 2014”

Readings and Prayers – 23 February 2014

Sentence: I shall live through you O Lord and my children shall serve you; to a people as yet unborn they shall make known the saving deeds you have done. Psalm 22:20, 31 Collect: Give us, we pray you, gentle God, a mind forgetful of past injury, a will to seek the good of othersContinue reading “Readings and Prayers – 23 February 2014”

Readings and Prayers – 16 February 2014

Sentence: You are the Holy One enthroned on the praises of your people. Our ancestors trusted in you and you delivered them; they put their trust in you and were not disappointed. Psalm 22:3-5 Collect: God of Israel old and new,write in our hearts the lessons of your law;prepare our minds to receive the gospelmadeContinue reading “Readings and Prayers – 16 February 2014”