Daily Prayer Diary · Prayers & Collects

Daily Reading – 25 May 2020

*Africa Day*
✝️The Venerable Bede, Teacher of the Faith, 735

Collect for Africa Day:πŸ™
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.

Collect for the day: πŸ™
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.

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“–
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:πŸ™
Bev De Bruin / Ferdnand, Renate & Chalder Fester

Lethu Ncame / Kerry Andre


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