Tuesday 20 April

Risen Christ,
you filled your disciples with boldness and fresh hope:
strengthen us to proclaim your risen life
and fill us with your peace,
to the glory of God the Father.  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.

Psalm 98
    Sing to the Lord a new song,︎
   for he has done marvellous things.
    His own right hand and his holy arm︎
   have won for him the victory.
    The Lord has made known his salvation;︎
   his deliverance has he openly shown in the sight of the nations.
    He has remembered his mercy and faithfulness
      towards the house of Israel,︎
   and all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
    Sound praises to the Lord, all the earth;︎
   break into singing and make music.
    Make music to the Lord with the lyre,︎
   with the lyre and the voice of melody.
    With trumpets and the sound of the horn︎
   sound praises before the Lord, the King.
    Let the sea thunder and all that fills it,︎
   the world and all that dwell upon it.
    Let the rivers clap their hands︎
   and let the hills ring out together before the Lord,
      for he comes to judge the earth.
      In righteousness shall he judge the world︎
   and the peoples with equity.