Friday, 24 April 2020

Praying in Easter with USPG:
13, Friday 24 April 2020

Brick Lane Mosque in the East End, London, has been a Huguenot church, a Methodist chapel and Spitalfields Great Synagogue in the past … Muslims start observing Ramadan today (Photograph: Patrick Comerford, 2020)

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.

Today too marks the beginning of Ramadan.

Friday 24 April 2020:

Let us seek to be good neighbours to Muslim people we know who start observing Ramadan today.

The Readings: Acts 5: 34-42; Psalm 27: 1-5, 16-17; John 6: 1-15.

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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