Sunday 25 April

Almighty God,
whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life:
raise us, who trust in him,
from the death of sin to the life of righteousness,
that we may seek those things which are above,
where he reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Luke 24.25–32
Then he said to them, ‘Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared! Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?’ Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures.
 As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. But they urged him strongly, saying, ‘Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.’ So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?’

Psalm 119.89–96
      O Lord, your word is everlasting;︎
   it ever stands firm in the heavens.
      Your faithfulness also remains from one generation to another;︎
   you have established the earth and it abides.
      So also your judgements stand firm this day,︎
   for all things are your servants.
      If your law had not been my delight,︎
   I should have perished in my trouble.
      I will never forget your commandments,︎
   for by them you have given me life.
      I am yours, O save me!︎
   For I have sought your commandments.
      The wicked have waited for me to destroy me,︎
   but I will meditate on your testimonies.
      I have seen an end of all perfection,︎
   but your commandment knows no bounds.