Saturday Prayers: April 21st – 22nd, 2018
Fourth Sunday of Easter
I am the good shepherd, says the Lord: I know my own and my own know me. John 10. 14
O God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, that great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the everlasting covenant, make us perfect in every good work to do your will, and work in us that which is well pleasing in your sight, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
I heard the voice of Jesus say, “I am this dark world’s light; look unto me, thy morn shall rise, and all thy day be bright.” I looked to Jesus and I found in him my star, my sun; and in that light of light I’ll walk till travelling days are done. (Horatius Bonar)
Last week’s difficult actions cause us to pray more earnestly for the peace of the world:
Almighty God from whom all thoughts of truth and peace proceed kindle we pray in the heart of all people, the true love of your peace. Guide with your pure and peaceable wisdom the leaders of the nations, the United Nations Organization, and all who seek and pray for peace; that peace may be established and the Kingdoms of this world may be enabled to live in unity, expressing your love and peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Psalmist says “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.” That means may peace be at the centre of the world, within your heart and mind. Be it so. Amen.
Wednesday, April 25th – St. Mark’s Day
We preach Christ crucified, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 1 Corinthians c1 v23-24
Almighty God by the hand of Mark the evangelist you gave your Church the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. We thank you for his witness, and pray that we may be grounded firmly in its truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
“This is the day the Lord hath made, let us rejoice and be glad in it”.
nnDnn Archdeacon Ron Matthewman, Vicar General Emeritus