Sunday 24 January

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Week of Prayer for Christian UnityResources

Almighty Father,
whose Son our Saviour Jesus Christ is the light of the world:
may your people,
illumined by your word,
shine with the radiance of his glory,
that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed
   to the ends of the earth;
for he is alive and reigns, now and for ever.  Amen.

John 2.1–11
On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, ‘They have no wine.’ And Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.’ His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’ Now standing there were six stone water-jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to them, ‘Fill the jars with water.’ And they filled them up to the brim. He said to them, ‘Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.’ So they took it. When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom and said to him, ‘Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.’ Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

Psalm 28
    Blessed are all those who fear the Lord,
   and walk in his ways.
    You shall eat the fruit of the toil of your hands;
   it shall go well with you, and happy shall you be.
    Your wife within your house
      shall be like a fruitful vine;
   your children round your table,
      like fresh olive branches.
    Thus shall the one be blest
   who fears the Lord.
    The Lord from out of Zion bless you,
   that you may see Jerusalem in prosperity
      all the days of your life.
    May you see your children’s children,
   and may there be peace upon Israel.

A summary of Amos as video