Today the Church celebrates St Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr, during ordinary time.

Daily Prayer

Opening

Oh God, make speed to save us.

Oh Lord, make haste to help us.

Make me to know your ways, O Lord,

and teach me your paths.

Psalm 2

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,

Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

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

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

Isaiah 61:1-3

Second Reading

For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

Habakkuk 2:14-14

Prayers for Wednesday in ordinaty time

Let us pray to the Lord

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

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

The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)

Please remember in your prayers for the diocese

Benefice - Stonehouse

Benefice - Horsley, Kingscote, Nailsworth

Benefice - Charlton Kings St Mary

Benefice - Charlton Kings Holy Apostles

Please remember in your prayers for our benefice

Becky Dunbabin, Pat Cope, Michael Baker

Benefice Farmers and Agricultural Workers

Hurst, Gossington, Tumpy Green

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    Let us pray to the Lord to make our hearts respond to Christ's love for us.

    May our lives bear witness to God's glory in the world.

    Let us pray to the Lord for the world.

    May our lives bear witness to God's glory in the world.

    Let us pray to the Lord for the sick and those in need.

    May our lives bear witness to God's glory in the world.

    Let us pray to the Lord for those who are at the edge of darkness.

    May our lives bear witness to God's glory in the world.

    Let us pray to the Lord for those who have died

    May our lives, like those of the saints before us, bear witness to God's glory in the world.

    Collect for Wednesday in ordinary time after St Anselm, 1109

    O Lord our God, grant us grace to desire you with our whole heart;
    that so desiring, we may seek and find you;
    and so finding, may love you;
    and so loving, may hate those sins from which you have delivered us
    through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

    Amen

    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

    May God who made both heaven and earth bless us.

    Amen

    Let us bless the Lord.

    Amen