Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Praying in Easter with USPG:
25, Wednesday 6 May 2020

A shrine of Saint Nicholas in Saint Nicholas Church, Valencia (Photograph: Patrick Comerford, 2020)

Patrick Comerford

I am using 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 (3 to 9 May 2020), the USPG Prayer Diary is inspired by the work of Saint Nicholas Seminary, Ghana, and the theme of ‘Enhancing Church Growth in West Africa.’ This focus was introduced in the Prayer Diary on Sunday.

Wednesday 6 May 2020:

Lord, we thank you for the role St Nicholas Seminary plays in leadership development in Ghana, and for the support USPG gives the seminary.

The Readings: Acts 12: 24 to 13: 5; Psalm 67; John 12: 44-50.

The Collect of the Day (Easter IV):

Almighty God,
whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life:
Raise us, who trust in him,
from the death of sin to the life of righteousness,
that we may seek those things which are above,
where he reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Yesterday’s reflection

Continued tomorrow

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