Today the Church celebrates St Mark, evangelist, during eastertide.

Daily Prayer

eastertide

Oh God, make speed to save us.

Oh Lord, make haste to help us.

You, O God, are the well of life.

When we look to you, we shall see the light.

Psalm 132

A Song of degrees. LORD, remember David, and all his afflictions: How he sware unto the LORD, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob; Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed; I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids, Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob. Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood. We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool. Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength. Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy. For thy servant David's sake turn not away the face of thine anointed. The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne. If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore. For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation. This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it. I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread. I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy. There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed. His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now
and shall be for ever. Amen

Scripture Readings

First Reading

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

Romans 8:15-17

Second Reading

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

John 8:12-12

Prayers for eastertide

From the rising of the sun to its setting, let us pray to the Lord

Let us pray for the people of God in all the world – that they may worhsip in spirit and in truth

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Let us pray to the Lord that the Church Universal may discover again that unity which is the Father's will.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Please remember in your prayers today, – for the worldwide anglican communion

The Episcopal Church of the Sudan

Please remember in your prayers for the diocese

Benefice - Rendcomb

Benefice of Churnside - Siddington, Preston, South Cerney

Benefice - Stratton, North Cerney, Baunton, Bagendon

Benefice - Avening, Cherington

Benefice - Shipton Moyne, Tetbury, Beverston, Long Newnton

Please remember in your prayers for our benefice

Neil Smart, Muriel Forward

Small businesses in the Benefice

Shepherds Patch

Let us pray to the Lord
that the nations of the earth may seek after the ways that make for peace.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Let us pray to the Lord
that the whole creation, groaning in travail, may be set free to enjoy the glorious liberty of the children of God.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Let us pray to the Lord
that all who with Christ have entered the shadow of death may rest in peace and rise in glory.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Let us commend the world to the mercy and protection of God, because Christ has shown the way.

Collect for eastertide inspired by Gregory the Great, 604

O, good Jesus, Word of the Father and the brightness of his glory, whom angels desire to behold:
teach me to do your will so that, guided by your Holy Spirit, I may come to that blessed city of everlasting day, where all are one in heart and mind, where there is safety and eternal peace, happiness and delight, where you live with the Father and the Holy Spirit.

Amen

May the light of Christ, our Lord, shine in all our hearts.

Amen

Let us bless the Lord.

Amen

Please remember in your prayers today, – for the worldwide anglican communion

The Episcopal Church of the Sudan

Please remember in your prayers for the diocese

Benefice - Rendcomb

Benefice of Churnside - Siddington, Preston, South Cerney

Benefice - Stratton, North Cerney, Baunton, Bagendon

Benefice - Avening, Cherington

Benefice - Shipton Moyne, Tetbury, Beverston, Long Newnton

Please remember in your prayers for our benefice

Neil Smart, Muriel Forward

Small businesses in the Benefice

Shepherds Patch

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    The Lord's Prayer

    Our Father, who art in heaven,
    hallowed be thy name
    thy kingdom come,
    thy will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
    Give us this day our daily bread.
    And forgive us our trespasses,
    as we forgive those who trespass against us.
    Lead us not into tempation,
    but deliver us from evil.
    For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever.

    Amen

    Conclusion