Today the Church celebrates Ss Peter and Paul, apostles, during ordinary time.

Daily Prayer


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 81

Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.

Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.

Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.

For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.

This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.

I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.

Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.

Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me;

There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.

I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.

But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me.

So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.

Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!

I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.

The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever.

He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.

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

If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother: But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth. Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest him nought; and he cry unto the LORD against thee, and it be sin unto thee. Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him: because that for this thing the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto. For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.

Deuteronomy 15:7-11

Second Reading

For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

1Corinthians 12:12-13

Prayers for Thursday in ordinary time


Let us pray to the Lord
who ever lives to make intercession for us.

Let us pray to the Lord of the Church universal
to empower by the Holy Spirit all christian people and the work of the Church in every land.

Give us grace to proclaim the gospel joyfully in word and deed.

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

The Church in the Province of the West Indies and Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba

Please remember in your prayers for the diocese

Bishops Rachel and Robert

Please remember in your prayers for our benefice

Norma Thompson, Maureen McIntyre

Slimbridge Royal British Legion, RAOB Sharpness Lodge

Dursley Road, Narles Lane

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Let us pray to the Lord, the saviour of the world
that he may be present in all places of suffering, violence and pain
so that hope will shine even in the darkest night.

Inspire us to continue your work of reconciliation today.

Let us pray to the Lord
the shepherd and guardian of our souls
so that all who lead and serve this community and those on whom we depend for our daily needs may seek God's guidance

Grant that we may seek peace and the welfare where we find ourselves.

Let us pray to the Lord, the great physician,
will bring comfort, wholeness and peace to all who suffer in body, mind or spirit.

Fill us with compassion so that we will be channels of healing love.

Let us pray to the Lord

Help us to live this day in the sure and certain hope of God's eternal victory in Jesus Christ.

Collect for Thursday in ordinary time after St Benedict of Nursia, 550

O gracious and holy Father;
give us wisdom to percieve you,
diligence to seek you,
patience to wait for you,
eyes to behold you,
a heart to meditate on you,
and a life to proclaim you,
through Jesus Christ, our Lord.


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.



May God who made both heaven and earth bless us.


Let us bless the Lord.