04 May 2020
Praying in Easter with USPG:
23, Monday 4 May 2020
Today is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland. 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 yesterday.
Monday 4 May 2020:
We pray for all prospective ordinands, that they come to understand that the priest, like Christ, is ordained ‘not to be served, but to serve.’
The Readings: Acts 11: 1-18; Psalm 42: 1-2, 43: 1-4; John 10: 11-18.
The Collect of the Day (Easter IV):
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.