The Baptism of Christ (The First Sunday of Epiphany)
Prayer for the Week
Faithful and eternal God:
As the New Year unfolds, the baptism of our Lord reminds us that your love is with us in every new beginning. Wash away our cynicism and open our eyes to new possibilities, that we may both find and spread hope and joy in whatever circumstances surround us.
Canon Carol Wardman
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.