Monday 10 May

God our Father,
whose Son Jesus Christ gives the water of eternal life:
may we thirst for you,
the spring of life and source of goodness,
through him who is alive and reigns, now and for ever.  Amen.

1 Peter 4.1–11
Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same intention (for whoever has suffered in the flesh has finished with sin), so as to live for the rest of your earthly life no longer by human desires but by the will of God. You have already spent enough time in doing what the Gentiles like to do, living in licentiousness, passions, drunkenness, revels, carousing, and lawless idolatry. They are surprised that you no longer join them in the same excesses of dissipation, and so they blaspheme.But they will have to give an account to him who stands ready to judge the living and the dead. For this is the reason the gospel was proclaimed even to the dead, so that, though they had been judged in the flesh as everyone is judged, they might live in the spirit as God does.
 The end of all things is near; therefore be serious and discipline yourselves for the sake of your prayers. Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaining. Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. Whoever speaks must do so as one speaking the very words of God; whoever serves must do so with the strength that God supplies, so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ. To him belong the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

Psalm 80
    Hear, O Shepherd of Israel,
   you that led Joseph like a flock;
    Shine forth, you that are enthroned upon the cherubim,
   before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.
    Stir up your mighty strength
   and come to our salvation.
    Turn us again, O God;
   show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.
    O Lord God of hosts,
   how long will you be angry at your people’s prayer?
    You feed them with the bread of tears;
   you give them abundance of tears to drink.
    You have made us the derision of our neighbours,
   and our enemies laugh us to scorn.
    Turn us again, O God of hosts;
   show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.
    You brought a vine out of Egypt;
   you drove out the nations and planted it.
      You made room around it,
   and when it had taken root, it filled the land.
      The hills were covered with its shadow
   and the cedars of God by its boughs.
      It stretched out its branches to the Sea
   and its tendrils to the River.
      Why then have you broken down its wall,
   so that all who pass by pluck off its grapes?
      The wild boar out of the wood tears it off,
   and all the insects of the field devour it.
      Turn again, O God of hosts,
   look down from heaven and behold;
      Cherish this vine which your right hand has planted,
   and the branch that you made so strong for yourself.
      Let those who burnt it with fire, who cut it down,
   perish at the rebuke of your countenance.
      Let your hand be upon the man at your right hand,
   the son of man you made so strong for yourself.
      And so will we not go back from you;
   give us life, and we shall call upon your name.
      Turn us again, O Lord God of hosts;
   show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.