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Simon of Cyrene – Daily Reading – 12 May 2020

✝️Simon of Cyrene

Collect for the day:
🙏Merciful Lord
Simon of Cyrene carried the cross
of your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ:
grant that we who have been baptized
into his death and resurrection
may daily take up our cross and follow him;
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
One God, for ever and ever.

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.

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.

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:📖
Galatians 6:14-18, Psalm 121, Mark 15:16-21
Morning Prayer
Psalm 106:25-50, Leviticus 16:20-34, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Evening Prayer
Psalm 107:1-22, Wisdom 10:1-4 (5-12) 13-21, Matthew 6:7-15

Diocesan Prayer Diary:
Parish of St Margaret of Antioch, Margate: Sphamandla Nkabinde, Jenny & Terence Mitchell.
Retired Clergy: Ian & Margaret Blyth.Muyinga
(Burundi) The Rt Revd Paisible Ndacayisaba.
Zanzibar (Tanzania) The Rt Revd Michael Hafidh.Ikwo
(Nigeria) The Rt Revd Kenneth Ifemene.

Pray for:🙏
Precious Bhiza / Vusi, Zoliswa, Kwanele, & Yamkela Zama



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