The Fifth Sunday of Easter (B)
Prayer for the week
God of love,
you are the vinegrower who lives in each and every one of us. Help us to prune our lives and ministries, so that you can place us where we can bring you the best new growth and fruit, and so grow the true vine of your Son, our Saviour.
This we ask in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Canon Robert Townsend
Collect for the week
who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ have overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: grant that, as by your grace going before us you put into our minds good desires, so by your continual help we may bring them to good effect; through Jesus Christ our risen Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.