Christ the King – Sunday 22 November

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God the Father,
help us to hear the call of Christ the King
and to follow in his service,
whose kingdom has no end;
for he reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, one glory.  Amen.

Ephesians 1.15-23
 I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love towards all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power. God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

from Psalm 95
O come, let us sing to the Lord;
   let us heartily rejoice in the rock of our salvation.
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving
   and be glad in him with psalms.
For the Lord is a great God
   and a great king above all gods.
In his hand are the depths of the earth
   and the heights of the mountains are his also.
The sea is his, for he made it,
   and his hands have moulded the dry land.
Come, let us worship and bow down
   and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For he is our God;
   we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.