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Prayers for Human Rights Day

Prayer for Justice and Peace. Righteous Father, your Son will come to be our judge: break down the barriers that divide us and disperse our suspicions and hatred, that we may practice justice with mercy and live together in your peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Prayer for those who have authority, influence or… Continue reading Prayers for Human Rights Day

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Collect of a Martyr Bishop

Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury & Martyr, 1170 Merciful Lord, you strengthened your Church, by the steadfast courage of your bishop and martyr Thomas Becket: make us faithful in our sufferings, that we with him may receive the crown of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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The Holy Innocents

The Collect Heavenly Father, children suffered at the hands of Herod, though they had done no wrong: give us grace not to be indifferent, in the face of cruelty or oppression, but to defend the weak from the tyranny of the strong; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen The Readings Baruch 4:21-23Or Jeremiah 31:15-17Psalm 1241… Continue reading The Holy Innocents

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Commemoration of St John

The collect. Merciful Lord, you have enlightened your Church by the teaching of Saint John: shed your bright beams of light upon us, that we may walk in the light of your truth and finally come to your eternal splendour; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen The readings. Isaiah 6:1-8Psalm 971 John 1John 21:20-24 And… Continue reading Commemoration of St John

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Commemoration of St Stephen

Today we commemorate the martyr St. Stephen. And now we give you thanks for the glorious pledge of the hope of our calling which you have given us in your saints; that, following their example and strengthened by their fellowship, we may run with perseverance the race that is set before us, and with them… Continue reading Commemoration of St Stephen

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Christmas Day Collect

O Christ, light of the world, born into human pain and joy: let our celebrations of your birth, make us bold witnesses of your love; to the glory of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

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Christmas Eve Midnight Collect

Heavenly Father, you made this holy night radiant with the brightness of your Son Jesus Christ: help us to welcome him, as the world's true light and bring us to eternal joy in his kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

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Christmas Eve Collect

Loving God, your light shone brightly in the stable of Bethlehem: draw us to worship the Child in the manger and use us to tell the story of his love to the world; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, for ever and ever. Amen

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Collect for the week 23 December 2018

God of Elizabeth and Mary: make our hearts leap with Joy, fill our mouths with songs of praise and make us ready to welcome the Christ in our midst; who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God in glory everlasting. Amen

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Collect for the week 16 December 2018

God of hope and joy, You sent John the Baptist, to announce the coming of Your Son: inspire all who serve in your Church, to prepare for His coming again, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with Your and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen