Thursday, 5 January 2017
Praying at Christmas with USPG,
(12): 5 January 2017
This is the last day of my short city break in Rome [5 January 2017]. During these few days I have been visiting some important sites in Church history, and finding time too for prayer and for reflection.
We are still in the Christmas season, 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 and work of the Anglican Church of Indonesia.
The USPG Prayer Diary:
Thursday 5 January 2017:
Pray for church leaders in Indonesia as they seek to nurture Anglicans in discipleship. Pray that God might bless all Christians in their spiritual path.
Readings (Revised Common Lectionary, the Church of Ireland, Holy Communion):
I John 3: 11-21; Psalm 100; John 1: 43-51.
The Collect of the Day:
who wonderfully created us in your own image
and yet more wonderfully restored us
through your Son Jesus Christ:
Grant that, as he came to share in our humanity,
so we may share the life of his divinity;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.