Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Praying in Easter with USPG:
39, Wednesday 20 May 2020

‘Pray that ministers whose churches are closed will find creative ways to keep in touch with their congregations’ … closed doors at Saint Mary’s Church, Bunclody, Co Wexford (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Patrick Comerford

Although our churches remain closed, I am also 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 (17 to 23 May 2020), the theme of the USPG Prayer Diary is ‘Ascension Day: Mystery and Infinity.’ The Rev’d Canon Richard Bartlett, Director of Mission Engagement at USPG, introduced this theme in the Prayer Diary on Sunday morning.

Wednesday 20 May 2020:

Pray that ministers whose churches are closed will find creative ways to keep in touch with their congregations.

The Readings:

Acts 17: 15, 22 to 18: 8; Psalm 148: 1-2, 11-14; John 16: 12-15.

The Collect of the Day:

God our redeemer,
you have delivered us from the power of darkness
and brought us into the kingdom of your Son:
Grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life,
so by his continual presence in us he may raise us to eternal joy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Yesterday’s reflection

Continued tomorrow

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