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Morning Prayer – Saturday 21 October 2017 

21 Oct 17

Psalm 96 Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.


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Can’t make it to church – Sunday 15th October 2017 

19 Oct 17

By way of a change we haven’t got vineyards or grapes to consider and discuss today, instead we start with a wedding feast, the source the something oft quoted: “Many are called, but few are chosen.


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Morning Prayer – Thursday 19 October 2017 

19 Oct 17

Henry Martyn, Translator of the Scriptures, Missionary in India and Persia, 1812 Psalm 90 Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to another.


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Morning Prayer – Wednesday 18 October 2017 

18 Oct 17

Luke the Evangelist Psalm 145 I will exalt you, O God my King, and bless your name for ever and ever.


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Morning Prayer – Tuesday 17 October 2017 

17 Oct 17

Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, Martyr, c.107 Psalm 87 His foundation is on the holy mountains.


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Morning Prayer – Monday 16th October 2017 

16 Oct 17

Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London, and Hugh Latimer, Bishop of Worcester, Reformation Martyrs, 1555 Psalm 80 Hear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that led Joseph like a flock; Shine forth, you that are enthroned upon the cherubim, before Ephraim, Benjamin…


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Morning Prayer – Friday 13 October 2017, 

13 Oct 17

Edward the Confessor, King of England, 1066 Psalm 55 Hear my prayer, O God; hide not yourself from my petition.


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Morning Prayer – Thursday 12 October 2017 

12 Oct 17

Wilfrid of Ripon, Bishop, Missionary, 709 Elizabeth Fry, Prison Reformer, 1845 Edith Cavell, Nurse, 1915 Psalm 78.1-39 Hear my teaching, O my people; incline your ears to the words of my mouth.


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All the BBC wanted was “Happy Birthday! 

11 Oct 17

Having been invited to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ on the sixtieth birthday of the BBC, Archbishop Justin Welby managed to provide a fair bit of attention by failing to notice the inflammable material scattered all around him as he lit the candles (or …


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Morning Prayer – Wednesday 11 October 2017 

11 Oct 17

Ethelburga, Abbess of Barking, 675 James the Deacon, companion of Paulinus, 7th century Psalm 77 I cry aloud to God; I cry aloud to God and he will hear me.


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Can’t make it to Church – Sunday 8 October 2017 

10 Oct 17

Last week we had sour grapes and workers in the vineyard – this week Isaiah takes us into the vineyard with a song; a song that calls us to think about justice as something important.


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Morning Prayer – Tuesday 10 October 2017 

10 Oct 17

Paulinus, Bishop of York, Missionary, 644 Thomas Traherne, Poet, Spiritual Writer, 1674 Psalm 73 Truly, God is loving to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.


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Morning Prayer – Monday 9 October 2017 

9 Oct 17

Denys, Bishop of Paris, and his Companions, Martyrs, c.250 Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln, Philosopher, Scientist, 1253 Psalm 71 In you, O Lord, do I seek refuge; let me never be put to shame.


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Morning Prayer – Saturday 7 October 2017 

7 Oct 17

Psalm 68 Let God arise and let his enemies be scattered; let those that hate him flee before him.


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Morning Prayer – Friday 6 October 2017 

6 Oct 17

William Tyndale, Translator of the Scriptures, Reformation Martyr, 1536 Psalm 51 Have mercy on me, O God, in your great goodness; according to the abundance of your compassion blot out my offences.


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Morning Prayer – Thursday 5 October 2017 

5 Oct 17

Psalm 56 Have mercy on me, O God, for they trample over me; all day long they assault and oppress me.


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Morning Prayer – Wednesday 4 October 2017 

4 Oct 17

Francis of Assisi, Friar, Deacon, Founder of the Friars Minor, 1226 Psalm 119.57-80 You only are my portion, O Lord; I have promised to keep your words.


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Morning Prayer – Tuesday 3 October 2017 

3 Oct 17

George Bell, Bishop of Chichester, Ecumenist, Peacemaker, 1958 Psalm 48 Great is the Lord and highly to be praised, in the city of our God.


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Can’t make it to church – Sunday 1st October 2017 

2 Oct 17

What a way to start today: ‘The parents eat sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.


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Morning Prayer – Monday 2 October 2017 

2 Oct 17

Psalm 44 We have heard with our ears, O God, our forebears have told us, all that you did in their days, in time of old; How with your hand you drove out nations and planted us in, and broke the power of peoples and set us free.


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Morning Prayer – Saturday 30 September 2017 

30 Sep 17

Jerome, Translator of the Scriptures, Teacher of the Faith, 420 Ember Day Psalm 41 Blessed are those who consider the poor and needy; the Lord will deliver them in the time of trouble.


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Morning Prayer – Friday 29 September 2017 

29 Sep 17

Michael and All Angels Ember Day Psalm 34 I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall ever be in my mouth.


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Letting in the ‘foreigners’ – Part One 

27 Sep 17

Recently, whilst discussing immigration with an Islamic friend, the phrase, “Without justice there can be no peace,” cropped up.


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Morning Prayer – Wednesday 27 September 2017 

27 Sep 17

Vincent de Paul, Founder of the Congregation of the Mission (Lazarists), 1660 Ember Day Psalm 34 I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall ever be in my mouth.


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Morning Prayer – Tuesday 26 September 2017 

26 Sep 17

Wilson Carlile, Founder of the Church Army, 1942 Psalm 32 Happy the one whose transgression is forgiven, and whose sin is covered.