Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Praying in Easter with USPG:
10, Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Nicodemus said to him, ‘How can these things be?’ (John 3: 9) … Louis Tiffany, ‘Nicodemus Came to Him by Night,’ a window in First Presbyterian Church, Lockport, New York

Patrick Comerford

I am continuing to use the USPG Prayer Diary, Pray with the World Church, for my morning prayers and reflections throughout this Season of Easter. USPG (United Society Partners in the Gospel) is the Anglican mission agency that partners churches and communities worldwide in God’s mission to enliven faith, strengthen relationships, unlock potential, and champion justice. It was founded in 1701.

Throughout this week (19 to 25 April 2020), the USPG Prayer Diary has taken as its theme the Anglican Church in Zimbabwe – Central Africa Province. This theme was introduced on Sunday in the Prayer Diary.

Tuesday 21 April 2020:

On World Creativity and Innovation Day, we give thanks for all those who have used their gifts to improve our quality of life. We pray that more people may be inspired to dream and create.

The Readings: Acts 4: 32-37; Psalm 93; John 3: 7-15.

The Collect of the Day (Easter II):

Almighty Father,
you have given your only Son to die for our sins
and to rise again for our justification:
Grant us so to put away the leaven
of malice and wickedness
that we may always serve you in pureness of living and truth;
through the merits of your Son
Jesus Christ our Lord.

Yesterday’s reflection

Continued tomorrow

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