Saturday, 30 May 2020

Praying in Easter with USPG:
49, Saturday 30 May 2020


Patrick Comerford

We are in the final week of the season of Easter this year, between Ascension Day and the Day of Pentecost tomorrow.

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 (24 to 30 May 2020), the theme of the USPG Prayer Diary has been ‘Change is Possible.’ Rebecca Boardman, USPG Regional Manager for East Asia, Oceania and Europe, introduced this theme in the Prayer Diary on Sunday morning.

Saturday 30 2020:

Pray for the Church of North India’s Community Approach for Rural Development (CAFORD) programme, and for the communities it serves via the Khristiya Seva Niketan Hospital in West Bengal.

The Readings:

Acts 28: 16-20, 30-31; Psalm 11: 4-8; John 21: 20-25.

The Collect of the Day:

O God the King of Glory,
you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ
with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven:
Mercifully give us faith to know
that, as he promised,
he abides with us on earth to the end of time;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Yesterday’s reflection

Concluded tomorrow

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