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Monday 17 May

CollectEternal God, giver of love and power,your Son Jesus Christ has sent us into all the worldto preach the gospel of his kingdom:confirm us in this mission,and help us to live the good news we proclaim;through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen. 1 John 2.18-29Children, it is the last hour! As you have heard that antichristContinue reading “Monday 17 May”

Sunday 16 May

CollectO God the King of glory,you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christwith great triumph to your kingdom in heaven:we beseech you, leave us not comfortless,but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen usand exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before,who is alive and reigns with you,in the unity of theContinue reading “Sunday 16 May”

Saturday 15 May

CollectGod 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 John 2.7–17 Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you have had from the beginning;Continue reading “Saturday 15 May”

Friday 14 May

CollectRisen Christ,by the lakeside you renewed your call to your disciples:help your Church to obey your commandand draw the nations to the fire of your love,to the glory of God the Father.  Amen. John 15.9–17As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you willContinue reading “Friday 14 May”

Ascension Day

CollectGrant, we pray, almighty God,that as we believe your only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christto have ascended into the heavens,so we in heart and mind may also ascendand with him continually dwell;who is alive and reigns with you,in the unity of the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever.  Amen. Luke 24.44–53Then he said toContinue reading “Ascension Day”

Wednesday 12 May

CollectGod our redeemer,you have delivered us from the power of darknessand brought us into the kingdom of your Son:grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life,so by his continual presence in us he may raise us   to eternal joy;through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,who is alive and reigns with you,in theContinue reading “Wednesday 12 May”

Tuesday 11 May

CollectRisen Christ,by the lakeside you renewed your call to your disciples:help your Church to obey your commandand draw the nations to the fire of your love,to the glory of God the Father.  Amen. 1 Peter 4.12-19 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as thoughContinue reading “Tuesday 11 May”

Monday 10 May

CollectGod 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 4.1–11Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same intention (for whoever has suffered inContinue reading “Monday 10 May”

Sunday 9 May

CollectGod our redeemer,you have delivered us from the power of darknessand brought us into the kingdom of your Son:grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life,so by his continual presence in us he may raise us   to eternal joy;through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,who is alive and reigns with you,in theContinue reading “Sunday 9 May”

Saturday 8 May

CollectAlmighty God,who through your only–begotten Son Jesus Christhave overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life:grant that, as by your grace going before us   you put into our minds good desires,so by your continual helpwe may bring them to good effect;through Jesus Christ our risen Lord,who is alive and reigns with you,in theContinue reading “Saturday 8 May”

Friday 7 May

CollectRisen Christ,your wounds declare your love for the worldand the wonder of your risen life:give us compassion and courageto risk ourselves for those we serve,to the glory of God the Father.  Amen. 1 Peter 3.1–12Wives, in the same way, accept the authority of your husbands, so that, even if some of them do not obeyContinue reading “Friday 7 May”

Thursday 6 May

CollectEternal God,whose Son Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life:grant us to walk in his way,to rejoice in his truth,and to share his risen life;who is alive and reigns, now and for ever.  Amen. 1 Peter 2.11-25 Beloved, I urge you as aliens and exiles to abstain from the desires of the fleshContinue reading “Thursday 6 May”

Wednesday 5 May

CollectAlmighty God,who through your only–begotten Son Jesus Christhave overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life:grant that, as by your grace going before us   you put into our minds good desires,so by your continual helpwe may bring them to good effect;through Jesus Christ our risen Lord,who is alive and reigns with you,in theContinue reading “Wednesday 5 May”

Tuesday 4 May

CollectRisen Christ,your wounds declare your love for the worldand the wonder of your risen life:give us compassion and courageto risk ourselves for those we serve,to the glory of God the Father.  Amen. 1 Peter 1.13–25 Therefore prepare your minds for action; discipline yourselves; set all your hope on the grace that Jesus Christ will bring youContinue reading “Tuesday 4 May”

Monday 3 May

CollectEternal God,whose Son Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life:grant us to walk in his way,to rejoice in his truth,and to share his risen life;who is alive and reigns, now and for ever.  Amen. 1 Peter 1.1–12Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,To the exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia,Continue reading “Monday 3 May”

Sunday 2 May

CollectAlmighty God,who through your only–begotten Son Jesus Christhave overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life:grant that, as by your grace going before us   you put into our minds good desires,so by your continual helpwe may bring them to good effect;through Jesus Christ our risen Lord,who is alive and reigns with you,in theContinue reading “Sunday 2 May”

Saturday 1 May

CollectAlmighty 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 youin the unity of the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever.  Amen. Proverbs 4.10–18     Hear, my child, andContinue reading “Saturday 1 May”

Friday 30 April

CollectRisen Christ,faithful shepherd of your Father’s sheep:teach us to hear your voiceand to follow your command,that all your people may be gathered into one flock,to the glory of God the Father.  Amen. Ephesians 6.1–9Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honour your father and mother’—this is the first commandment with aContinue reading “Friday 30 April”

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