Friday, 30 December 2016
Praying at Christmas with USPG,
(6): 30 December 2016
The Christmas season continues, and each morning throughout the Twelve Days of Christmas I am using the prayer diary of the Anglican mission agency, USPG (United Society Partners in the Gospel), for my morning prayers and reflections.
This week, the prayers in the USPG Prayer Diary focus on the needs of mothers and children in Palestine and Israel.
The USPG Prayer Diary:
Friday 30 December 2016:
Pray for the churches of Palestine and all Christian NGOs who reach out to people of all faiths with God’s love.
Readings (Revised Common Lectionary, the Church of Ireland, Holy Communion):
I John 2: 12-17; Psalm 96: 7-10; Luke 2: 36-40.
The Collect of the Day:
you have given us your only-begotten Son
to take our nature upon him
and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin:
Grant that we, who have been born again
and made your children by adoption and grace,
may daily be renewed by your Holy Spirit;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.