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Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 22 May 2018 

22 May 18

Psalm 132 Lord, remember for David all the hardships he endured; How he swore an oath to the Lord and vowed a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob: ‘I will not come within the shelter of my house, nor climb up into my bed; ‘I will not allow my eyes to …


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Morning Prayer – Monday, 21st May 2018 

21 May 18

Helena, Protector of the Holy Places, 330 Psalm 123 To you I lift up my eyes, to you that are enthroned in the heavens.


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Morning Prayer – Saturday, 19 May 2018 

19 May 18

from the day after Ascension Day until the Day of Pentecost Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, Restorer of Monastic Life, 988 Psalm 42 As the deer longs for the water brooks, so longs my soul for you, O God.


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Morning Prayer – Friday, 18 May 2018 

18 May 18

from the day after Ascension Day until the Day of Pentecost Psalm 28 To you I call, O Lord my rock; be not deaf to my cry, lest, if you do not hear me, I become like those who go down to the Pit.


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Morning Prayer – Thursday, 17 May 2018 

17 May 18

from the day after Ascension Day until the Day of Pentecost Psalm 24 The earth is the Lord’s and all that fills it, the compass of the world and all who dwell therein.


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Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 16 May 2018 

16 May 18

from the day after Ascension Day until the Day of Pentecost Caroline Chisholm, Social Reformer, 1877 Psalm 2 Why are the nations in tumult, and why do the peoples devise a vain plot? The kings of the earth rise up, and the rulers take counsel …


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Morning Prayer – Tuesday 15 May 2018 

15 May 18

from the day after Ascension Day until the Day of Pentecost Psalm 98 Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvellous things.


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Morning Prayer – Monday 14 May 2018 

14 May 18

from the day after Ascension Day until the Day of Pentecost Matthias the Apostle Psalm 16 Preserve me, O God, for in you have I taken refuge; I have said to the Lord, ‘You are my lord,all my good depends on you.


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Morning Prayer – Saturday 12 May 2018 

12 May 18

from the day after Ascension Day until the Day of Pentecost Gregory Dix, Priest, Monk, Scholar, 1952 Psalm 21 The king shall rejoice in your strength, O Lord; how greatly shall he rejoice in your salvation! You have given him his heart’s desire and…


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Learning the Church’s Seasons “We don’t do Ascension!” 

11 May 18

I’m working hard to become a full-blown grumpy old goat (GOG) – if it was a postgraduate thing it’d be doctoral level – but there are days when I feel there’s good reason for being one! And today i I feel that this might be the case as I bask in the …


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Morning Prayer – Friday 11 May 2018 

11 May 18

from the day after Ascension Day until the Day of Pentecost Psalm 20 Refrain: We will call on the name of the Lord our God.


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When they ask, “What can I give God?” 

10 May 18

This question was asked to me by someone who, over the past few weeks, has come to know the joy of knowing God and has seen their life transformed by it all.


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Morning Prayer – Thursday 10 May 2018 

10 May 18

Ascension Day Psalm 110 The Lord said to my lord, ‘Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.


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Soul Trader – Church as a business 

9 May 18

One of the recent, more frustrating, trends I have encountered of late is the rise of clergy who appear to have put aside the quest for new life in those around them and instead entered into task of merely managing decline.


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Morning Prayer – Wednesday 9 May 2018 

9 May 18

Easter Season Rogation Day Psalm 132 Lord, remember for David all the hardships he endured; how he swore an oath to the Lord and vowed a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob: ‘I will not come within the shelter of my house, nor climb up into my bed; ‘I…


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Morning Prayer – Tuesday 8 May 2018 

8 May 18

Easter Season Julian of Norwich, c.1417 Rogation Day Psalm 124 If the Lord himself had not been on our side, now may Israel say; If the Lord had not been on our side, when enemies rose up against us; Then would they have swallowed us alive when their …


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Morning Prayer – Monday 7 May 2018 

7 May 18

Easter Season Rogation Day Psalm 65 Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion; to you that answer prayer shall vows be paid.


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Morning Prayer – Saturday 5 May 2018 

5 May 18

Easter Season Psalm 146 Alleluia.


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Morning Prayer – Friday 4 May 2018 

4 May 18

Easter Season English Saints and Martyrs of the Reformation Era Psalm 138 I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods will I sing praise to you.


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Morning Prayer – Thursday 3 May 2018 

3 May 18

Easter Season Psalm 57 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for my soul takes refuge in you; In the shadow of your wings will I take refuge until the storm of destruction has passed by.


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Morning Prayer – Wednesday 2 May 2018 

2 May 18

Easter Season Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, Teacher of the Faith, 373 Psalm 30 I will exalt you, O Lord, because you have raised me up and have not let my foes triumph over me.


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Can’t make it to church – Sunday 29th April 2018 

1 May 18

One of the joys Easter Season (outside of Jesus being risen that is) is the fact that every Sunday we read from the Book of Acts; a real source of inspiration and insight as we watch the Church empowered and expanding.


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Morning Prayer – Tuesday 1 May 2018 

1 May 18

Easter Season Philip and James, Apostles Psalm 139 O Lord, you have searched me out and known me; you know my sitting down and my rising up; you discern my thoughts from afar.


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Morning Prayer – Monday 30 April 2018 

30 Apr 18

Easter Season Pandita Mary Ramabai, Translator of the Scriptures, 1922 Psalm 145 I will exalt you, O God my King, and bless your name for ever and ever.


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Morning Prayer – Saturday 28 April 2018 

28 Apr 18

Easter Season Peter Chanel, Missionary in the South Pacific, Martyr, 1841 Psalm 34 I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall ever be in my mouth.