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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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St Matthias – Daily Reading – 14 May 2020

Eastertide
✝️St Matthias
https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-matthias/

Collect for the day: ?
Lord God,
you chose your servant Saint Matthias
to be an apostle in the place of Judas;
preserve your Church from false apostles
and by the ministry of faithful pastors and teachers
keep us steadfast in your truth;
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

Isaiah 22:15-22, Psalm 16, Acts 1:15-26 & John 13:12-30
Morning Prayer
Psalm 80, 1 Samuel 16:1-13 & 1 John 2:18-25
Evening Prayer
Psalm 33, 1 Samuel 12:1-5 & Acts 20:17-35

Diocesan Prayer Diary:
Parish of St Michael & All Angels, Merebank: Sithembiso & Phakamile Mbatha.
Retired Clergy: Martin Brower.
Mytikyina (Myanmar) The Rt Revd John Zau Li
Zonkwa (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Jacob Kwashi
Zululand (Southern Africa) Vacant.

Pray for:?
Andre & Mignon Botha / Joachim Alledahn
Birthdays:?
Robin Brown, Dylan Chittenden
Anniversaries:

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Elizabeth Paul – Daily Reading – 13 May 2020

Eastertide
✝️Elizabeth Paul
http://www.mthatha.anglican.org/ElizabethPaul.html

Collect for the day: ?
Almighty God
You anointed your servant Elizabeth Paul
for the ministry of healing:
fill your Church with your Holy Spirit
that we may be faithful ministers of the wholeness
which is ours in your Son Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
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
Proverbs 31:10-31, Psalm 127, Romans 12:9-21 & Luke 14:7-14
Morning Prayer
Psalm 107:23-43, Leviticus 19:1-18 & 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28
Evening Prayer
Psalms 108, 109Wisdom 13:1-9 & Matthew 6:19-24

Diocesan Prayer Diary:
Parish of Christ the King, Mariannridge: Joseph & Phumzile Gumede.
Retired Clergy: Sue Brittion.
Zaria (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Abiodun Ogunyemi Saliu Bello.

Pray for:?
Lindsay, Tyrelle, Jaeden, & Ryan Bhiza / Nosipho, Sibongimpilo, Siphwakazi & Esethu Zulu

Birthdays😕
Naledi Ndelu

Anniversaries:

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