The Third Sunday of Easter (B)
Prayer for the week
As the hearts of the disciples rejoiced to see the risen Jesus in their midst, lift our hearts to see your presence amongst us. Protect us from being downcast, and give us every day moments to be thankful; that in all our circumstances we may find opportunities to serve you and one another in open-hearted love.
Canon Carol Wardman
Collect for the week
who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples
with the sight of the risen Lord:
give us such knowledge of his presence with us,
that we may be strengthened and sustained
by his risen life
and serve you continually in righteousness and truth;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.