Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Praying in Easter with USPG:
4, Wednesday, 15 April 2020

The Resurrection depicted in a stained glass window in All Saints’ Church in Grangegorman, Dublin (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Patrick Comerford

Throughout Lent this year, I used the USPG Prayer Diary, Pray with the World Church, for my morning prayers and reflections. 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.

I have decided to continue this theme throughout this week, the first week of Easter.

Throughout this week (12 to 18 April 2020), the USPG Prayer Diary takes as its theme, ‘Living with a World of Difference: Alleluia.’ This theme was introduced on Easter morning by the Revd Canon Richard Bartlett, USPG’s Director of Mission Engagement.

Wednesday 15 April 2020:

Lord, we thank you for all the variety and diversity you brought into the world you created. Help us to appreciate it and learn to share our gifts with each other.

The Readings: Acts 3: 1-10; Psalm 105: 1-9; Luke 24: 13-35.

The Easter Collect:

Almighty God,
through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ
you have overcome death
and opened to us the gate of everlasting life:
Grant that, as by your grace going before us
you put into our minds good desires,
so by your continual help we may bring them to good effect;
through Jesus Christ our risen Lord
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Yesterday’s reflection

Continued tomorrow

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