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Nicholas Ferrar Deacon and Religious 1637

Collect:

God our Father,
you inspired Nicholas Ferrar with your love
To accept your calling
And become a burning and shining light
In your Church:
Grant that we too may be on fire
With the same spirit of discipline and love;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen

He was the most brilliant student of his time at Cambridge University, and seemed destined for a successful political career. Instead, he founded a novel religious community at Little Gidding, where he and his brother and brother-in-law with their families lived together under a strict rule of work and prayer. After his death the community was broken up by the Puritans who saw int it an attempt to bring back Roman Catholicism to England. – Sourced from Saints and Seasons.

More information below.

http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bio/295.html

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St Andrew the Apostle

Collect

Lord God
by your grace the apostle Saint Andrew
obeyed the call of your Son Jesus Christ
and followed him without delay;
grant that we may offer ourselves to you
in joyful obedience;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Andrew was a follower of St John the Baptist, and according to the Gospel of John, the first of the apostles to be called by Jesus. He is mentioned several times in the Gospels; and because in three incidents he brings other people to Christ, St Andrews tide is often observed as a special time of intercession for mission. He has also long been regarded as the patron saint of Scotland. – Sourced from Saints and Seasons – Anglican Church of Southern Africa.

Some more information below.

https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saint-andrew

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St Augustine, First Archbishop of Canterbury and Missionary, 605

✝️St Augustine, First Archbishop of Canterbury and Missionary, 605
https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-augustine-of-canterb…/

Collect for the day: ?

God our Father,
you called us out of darkness
into your marvelous light
and you gave us your servant Augustine
to shine as a light in the world:
shine in our hearts
and enable us to proclaim your love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Daily Reading:?

Eucharist
Acts 20:17-27
Psalm 68:7-20
John 17:1-11a

Morning Prayer
Psalm 135
1 Samuel 16:1-13
Ephesians 4:1-16

Evening Prayer
Psalm 136
Ezekiel 7:10-27
Matthew 8:18-27

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Daily Reading – 25 May 2020

Eastertide
*Africa Day*
✝️The Venerable Bede, Teacher of the Faith, 735
https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-bede-the-venerable/

Collect for Africa Day:?
O God of mountain peak and rolling veld
whose voice is the lion’s roar
and whose reach is the heron’s swoop:
look with favour on our ancient land, humanity’s cradle
and the long captivity of human dignity,
and our out your blessing on Africa,
that her history may inspire our children,
her bountiful resources feed the nations,
and her spirit of powerful grace
become the dance of reconciliation
from which no one is excluded or forgotten;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Amen.

Collect for the day: ?
God our Father
you are the guardian of your Church from age to age
and you enriched it by the life and teaching
of your servant Bede:confirm our faith and hope
by the story of your mercies in the past;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

During a Vacancy in a Diocese/ Pastoral Charge: ?
God our Father the giver of every good gift
graciously regard the needs of your Church
and guide with your heavenly wisdom
the minds of those responsible for choosing a bishop for this Diocese:
send us a faithful pastor to feed Your flock
and lead us into the way of holiness;
through Jesus our Lord.
AMEN.

Prayers for use during the Coronavirus Outbreak:?
Keep us, good Lord,under the shadow of Your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in Your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us
from Your love in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen

Lord Jesus Christ,
You taught us to love our neighbour,
and to care for those in need
as if we were caring for You.
In this time of anxiety, give us strength
to comfort the fearful, to tend the sick,
and to assure the isolated
of our love, and Your love,
for Your name’s sake.
Amen.

PRAYER FOR AFRICA:?
God bless Africa
Protect our children
Transform our leaders,
Heal our Communities,
Restore our dignity and
Grant us peace,
For Jesus Christ’s sake.
AMEN.

Daily Reading:?
Eucharist
Acts 19:1-10, Psalm 68:1-6 & John 16:29-33
Morning Prayer
Psalms 129, 130, 131, Joshua 1:1-9 & Ephesians 3:1-21
Evening Prayer
Psalms 132, 133, (134), Ezekiel 4:1-17 & Matthew 8:5-17

Diocesan Prayer Diary:
Parish of Christ Church, Overport with St Barnabas: Vacant.
Retired Clergy Tom & Pod Fawdry.
Nasir (South Sudan) The Rt Revd Simon Lual Bang Jal.
Agra (North India) The Rt Revd Prem Prakash Habil.
Indianapolis (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows.

Pray for:?
Bev De Bruin / Ferdnand, Renate & Chalder Fester

Birthdays:?
Lethu Ncame / Kerry Andre

Anniversaries:

#StFrancisToti #StMarysKingsburgh #TheGoodShepherd

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7th Sunday of Easter – Daily Reading – 24 May 2020

Eastertide
7th Sunday of Easter
Anglican Communion Sunday

Collect for the day: ?
Triune God,
Jesus prayed that we might be one:
help us to transcend our differences
and find our unity in Jesus Christ our Lord;
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen

During a Vacancy in a Diocese/ Pastoral Charge: ?
God our Father the giver of every good gift graciously regard the needs of your Church and guide with your heavenly wisdom the minds of those responsible for choosing a bishop for this Diocese: send us a faithful pastor to feed Your flock and lead us into the way of holiness; through Jesus our Lord. AMEN.

Prayers for use during the Coronavirus Outbreak:?
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of Your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in Your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us
from Your love in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen

Lord Jesus Christ,
You taught us to love our neighbour,
and to care for those in need
as if we were caring for You.
In this time of anxiety, give us strength
to comfort the fearful, to tend the sick,
and to assure the isolated
of our love, and Your love,
for Your name’s sake.
Amen.

PRAYER FOR AFRICA:?
God bless Africa
Protect our children
Transform our leaders,
Heal our Communities,
Restore our dignity and
Grant us peace,
For Jesus Christ’s sake.
AMEN.

Daily Reading:?

Principal Readings
Acts 1:6-14
Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35
1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11
John 17:1-11

Morning Prayer
Psalm 110
Exodus 3:1-12
Hebrews 12:18-29

Evening Prayer
Psalm 118:1-18
Ephesians 4:1-6
John 17:11-19

Diocesan Prayer Diary:
Parish of Ekubonakalisweni, Osizweni: Mlungisi Hadebe, Thulisile Hlatshwayo.
Retired Clergy Jonathan & Marion Draper.
The Anglican Communion: The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, and all primates and bishops; members of the Anglican Consultative Council; the Secretary General, The Most Revd Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon; the staff at the Anglican Communion Office in London and the UN offices in Geneva and New York.

Pray for:?
Ashley, Caren, Cruz & Reese Davids / Willy &Yvonne Dunn

Birthdays:?
Owen Bothma, Millicent Mapirwe

Anniversaries:

#StFrancisToti #StMarysKingsburgh #TheGoodShepherd