Second Sunday in Lent

Teach us, good Lord, to serve you as you deserve; to give and not to count the cost; to fight and not to heed the wounds; to toil and not to seek for rest; to labour and not to seek for any reward, save that of knowing that we do your will. Amen.  Ignatius of…

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First Sunday in Lent – Waiting in Darkness

Lord, grant us faith to wait together in darkness and uncertainty — for it is there we will find you. May we come to know you this Lent in ways we have not yet discovered or imagined. Amen.  Church of England – Watch and Pray

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Transfiguration Sunday – Last after Epiphany

That those whose lives are overshadowed by physical pain or anguish of spirit may know the healing touch of Christ and the transfiguring power of his resurrection, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.  Intercessions for the Christian People

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The Presentation of our Lord in the Temple

God for whom we wait, you fulfilled the hope of Simeon who did not die till he had welcomed the Messiah. Complete in us your perfect will that we in Christ may share in your eternal kingdom for he is Lord for ever and ever. Amen. Collect for the Feast of the Presentation BAS

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Fourth Week after Epiphany

O Lord Jesus Christ, the Great Physician, bring healing to all who suffer in body, mind, or spirit. We pray for those whom we know and love and for those known only to you. Inspire us to care for your gifts of healthy bodies and minds. Hear us, O Lord, through Jesus Christ. Amen. Adapted…

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Third Week after Epiphany

O God, we commend to your care all for whom we pray in the confidence that your love for them is greater than anything we can ask or imagine. Hear, O Lord, through Jesus Christ. Amen. Adapted from Intercessions for the Christian People

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Second Week after Epiphany

You have called, O God, people who have varieties of gifts to serve your Church. Bless, we pray, the ministries of musicians and artists, scholars and writers, pastors and teachers, leadership teams and liturgical teams that their work enrich our common life and offer us a glimpse of the life to come. Amen. Adapted from…

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Week after Epiphany

By your power, dear God, you raised Jesus Christ and in him too we too will be raised. Receive our prayers and those of all your saints that trusting in you all the days of our lives, we may know the fulness of your love and power of the resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord.…

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In the 12 Days of Christmas

When the carols have been stilled, When the star-topped tree is taken down, When family and friends are gone home, When we are back to our schedules The work of Christmas begins: To welcome the refugee To heal a broken planet To feed the hungry To build bridges of trust, not walls of fear To…

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The Feast of the Nativity — Christmas

O God our Father, whose Word has come among us in the Holy Child of Bethlehem, may the light of faith illumine our hearts and shine in our words and deeds; through him who is Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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