24 May

Lectionary Bible readings for Easter 7 Acts 1.6-14; Psalm 68.1-10,32-35; 1 Peter 4.12-14; 5.6-11; John 17.1-11 Prayer for the week: We bring before God our concerns for our world: where there is war we pray for peace; where there is sickness we pray for health; where there is despair we pray for hope. Cast all your […]

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17 May

Lectionary Bible readings for  Easter 6 Acts 17.22-31; Psalm 66.8-20; 1 Peter 3.13-22; John 14.15-21 Prayer for the week: Spirit of truth, come close to us. Unite us into the body of Christ. Enable us to worship God in Spirit and in truth. Help us to support and encourage each other. Help us to love as […]

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10 May

Lectionary Bible readings Easter 5 Acts 7.55-60; Psalm 31.1-5,15-16; 1 Peter 2.2-10; John 14.1-14 Prayer for the week Together, Lord, we come to seek the ‘Jesus way’. May your truth fill us with wisdom to see your presence in all that we do. And may we receive new life, that we may serve you in all […]

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3 May

Lectionary Bible readings for  Easter 4 Acts 2.42-47; Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2.19-25; John 10.1-10 Prayer for the week: Thank you for abundant life; thank you for your generous love. Help me to love generously that others may also experience the abundance of your life. Amen. © ROOTS for Churches Ltd

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26 April

Lectionary Bible readings for  Easter 3 Acts 2.14a,36-41; Psalm 116.1-4,12-19; 1 Peter 1.17-23; Luke 24.13-35 Prayer for the week; Lord Jesus, as you walked on the road to Emmaus, walk with us on the roads we travel. Help us to know your presence with us, and to be your presence to others. And, at the end […]

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19 April

Bible readings for Easter 2 Acts 2.14a,22-32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1.3-9; John 20.19-31 Let me feel the touch of peace, the touch of life, the touch of the risen Lord, beside me, behind me, and before me all the days of my life. Amen. © ROOTS for Churches Ltd

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Easter Day readings

Lectionary Bible readings for Easter Day: Jeremiah 31.1-6; Matthew 28.1-10; Acts 10.34-43; Psalm 118.1-2,14-24 Prayer for the week: Risen Lord Jesus, we gather today to celebrate. We gather to share in the joy of your resurrection. The stone has been rolled away, death has been defeated, you have overcome all the powers of darkness. May we […]

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5 April Palm Sunday

Lectionary Bible readings for Palm Sunday Isaiah 50.4-9a; Psalm 118.1-2,19-29; Philippians 2.5-11; Matthew 21.1-11 Prayer for the week: We celebrate with the crowds, pouring into Jerusalem. Jesus, you rode on a donkey and coats were laid at your feet… The crowds waved palm branches and shouted, ‘Hosanna’… We sing and shout praise to you, Lord Jesus… […]

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29 March

Bible readings for Lent 5: Ezekiel 37.1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8.6-11; John 11.1-45   Prayer for the week Thank you, Lord, for your constant presence. Thank you for holding us and comforting us. Thank you for crying with us when we are hurting. Thank you for weeping with us when we are broken-hearted. Thank you, Lord, […]

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22 March

Bible readings for this Sunday: 1 Samuel 16.1-13 Psalm 23 Ephesians 5.8-14 John 9.1-41 prayer based on Psalm 23 The Lord is our shepherd, we shall not want. He makes us lie down in green pastures. He leads us beside still waters. Come, let us worship the Lord, the holy God, and let our souls […]

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