Friday, 29 May 2020

Praying in Easter with USPG:
48, Friday 29 May 2020

‘Prince of Peace, we give thanks for all those who have dedicated their lives to helping resolve conflicts in our world’ … ‘Pax 1919’ on the gates of the Memorial Garden in Lichfield, with the spires of Lichfield Cathedral in the background (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Patrick Comerford

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

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 is ‘Change is Possible.’ Rebecca Boardman, USPG Regional Manager for East Asia, Oceania and Europe, introduced this theme in the Prayer Diary on Sunday morning.

Friday 29 May 2020 (International Day of UN peacekeepers):

Prince of Peace, we give thanks for all those who have dedicated their lives to helping resolve conflicts in our world.

The Readings:

Acts 25: 13-21; Psalm 103: 1-2, 11-12; John 21: 15-19.

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

Continued tomorrow

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