Weekly Prayer Diary

Services and Holy Week Reflections can be found on the St Mary’s website: https://www.stmaryshorsham.org.uk/

Maundy Thursday

Exodus 12:1-4, 11-14; Psalm 116:1, 10-end; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17,31-35

Good Friday

Isaiah 52:13-end of 53; Psalm 22; Hebrews 10:16-25; John 18:1-end of 19

Collect:

Almighty Father, look with mercy on this your family
for which our Lord Jesus Christ
was content to be betrayed
and given up into the hands of sinners
and to suffer death upon the cross;
who is alive and glorified
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Amen

Holy Saturday or Easter Eve

Job 14:1-14; Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16; 1 Peter 4:1-8; Matthew 27:57-end

Easter Sunday

Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2,14-24’ Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-18

Collect for Easter Day:

Lord of all life and power,
Who through the mighty resurrection of your Son
Overcame the old order of sin and death
To make all things new in him:
Grant that we, being dead to sin
And alive to you in Jesus Christ,
May reign with him in glory;
To whom with you and the Holy Spirit
Be praise and honour, glory and might,
Now and in all eternity.
Amen

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LENT REFLECTION

Lent for me is now more about ‘what I can take up’ rather than ‘what I can give up’. Such things as a daily discipline of intentionally looking for the good in all, or daily texting a word of encouragement to someone… My hope is that something of springtime life will break through, so that Easter can be a genuine celebration of new life in Christ. Michael Mitton

THOUGHTS FOR TODAY

 Live simply.  Love generously.  Care deeply.  Speak kindly.  Leave the rest to God.

Exercise daily—walk with the Lord!

The church is a hospital for sinners, not a rest home for saints.