Today the Church celebrates St Lawrence, deacon and martyr, during ordinary time.
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.
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
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.
For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
Habakkuk 2:14-14Prayers 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 England, The Church in Wales, The Church of Ireland and The Scottish Episcopal Church
Please remember in your prayers for the diocese
Benefice - Cam, Stinchcombe
Benefice - Lower Cam, Coaley
Benefice - Dursley
Please remember in your prayers for our benefice
Dennis Sollars, Kath Clements
Benefice Charities : Everychild (Thokozile Moyo and her family and the Luwinga Community Project in Malawi), USPG, St Francis' Hospital (Katete Zambia)
Please pray for our friends with us.
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