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Ascension Day – Daily Reading – 21 May 2020

Ascension Day in Eastertide

Collect for the day:πŸ™
Sovereign Lord,
your ascended Son fills the entire universe:
strengthen our witness
that all may acknowledge his reign;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord
who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever.

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 1:1-11, Psalm 47, Ephesians 1:15-23 & Luke 24:44-53
Morning Prayer
Psalm 24, Ezekiel 1:1-14, 24-28 & Hebrews 2:5-18
Evening Prayer
Psalm 97, Daniel 7:9-14 & Matthew 28:16-20

Diocesan Prayer Diary:
Parish of St Laurence, Ngcwayi: Howard & Lindiwe Phelane, Anna-Maria Dlamini, Sindi Cele.
Retired Clergy: Eugene & Neela David.
Namirembe (Uganda) The Rt Revd Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira.
Abyei (South Sudan) The Rt Revd Michael Deng K Bol.
Accra (West Africa) The Rt Revd Daniel Sylvanus Mensah Torto.

Pray for:πŸ™
Isabel Constantinidis / Lilian Daw

Andile Mbambo


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