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St Matthias – Daily Reading – 14 May 2020

✝️St Matthias

Collect for the day: πŸ™
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.

During a Vacancy in a Diocese/ Pastoral Charge: πŸ™
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.

Prayers for use during the Coronavirus Outbreak:πŸ™
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.

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.

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

Daily Reading:πŸ“–

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:πŸ™
Andre & Mignon Botha / Joachim Alledahn
Robin Brown, Dylan Chittenden

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