Daily Prayer Diary · Prayers & Collects

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 4:21-23
  • Or Jeremiah 31:15-17
  • Psalm 124
  • 1 Peter 4:13-18

And now we give you thanks, because today you have gathered us together at this Eucharist feast, so that we may be renewed in love, joy and peace.

Canticle 12

Christ has died, Christ is risen: Christ the Lord will come again.

If we have died with Him, we shall also live with Him: if we endure, we shall also reign with Him.

If we deny Him, He will also deny us: if we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.

Christ has died, Christ is risen: Christ the Lord will come again.

Glory to the Father and to the Son: and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning: is now and will be forever.

Amen.

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