The Baptism of Christ [The First Sunday of Epiphany] (B)
Prayer for the Week
God in heaven,
we thank you for the oceans and all water that gives us life.
Help us to look after the water you have given us,
and to treasure the waters of baptism,
through which we receive the mark of your Holy Spirit,
to lead us on our journey of faith,
following your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Canon Robert Townsend
Collect for the week
who at the baptism of Jesus
revealed him to be your Son,
anointing him with the Holy Spirit:
grant that we who are born again by water and the Spirit
may rejoice to be called your children;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.