29 April 2020

Praying in Easter with USPG:
18, Wednesday 29 April 2020

Kiran Bala of USPG and Asha Kasgar (to her left) at the community court at the Mahila Panchayat women’s empowerment centre, run by the Delhi Brotherhood Society, a USPG partner (Photograph: Leah Gordon/USPG)

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 (26 to 2 May 2020), the USPG Prayer Diary is focussing on the Church of North India’s Year of Jubilee. This theme was introduced in the Prayer Diary on Sunday.

Wednesday 29 April 2020:

We pray for CNI’s resolve to break down barriers of caste, class, gender and economic inequality. May India’s churches be places where all feel equally welcome.

The Readings: Acts 8: 1b-8; Psalm 66: 1-6; John 6: 35-40.

The Collect of the Day (Easter III):

Almighty Father,
who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples
with the sight of the risen Lord:
Give us such knowledge of his presence with us,
that we may be strengthened
and sustained by his risen life
and serve you continually in righteousness and truth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Yesterday’s reflection

Continued tomorrow

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