Saturday, 16 May 2020

Praying in Easter with USPG:
35, Saturday 16 May 2020

The Reconciliation monument in the ruins of Coventry Cathedral ... ‘God of peace, we pray that you empower us to be peacemakers and peacebuilders in our world – today and every day’ (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Patrick Comerford

Our churches remain closed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but 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 (10 to 16 May 2020), the USPG Prayer Diary is focussing on Climate Justice and the Church of Bangladesh. This focus was introduced in the Prayer Diary on Sunday morning by Rebecca Boardman of USPG.

Saturday 16 May 2020 (International Day of Living Together in Peace):

God of peace, we pray that you empower us to be peacemakers and peacebuilders in our world – today and every day.

The Readings: Acts 16: 1-10; Psalm 100; John 15: 18-21.

The Collect of the Day (Easter V):

Lord of all life and power,
who through the mighty resurrection of your Son
overcame the old order of sin and death
to make all things new in him:
Grant that we, being dead to sin
and alive to you in Jesus Christ,
may reign with him in glory;
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit
be praise and honour, glory and might,
now and in all eternity.

Yesterday’s reflection

Continued tomorrow

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