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A collect is a short prayer used in liturgy, for example towards the beginning of the Eucharist. It often reflects the themes of the particular season of the Church’s year. Its name comes from the idea that it ‘collects’ together the lessons of the service readings.

Holy Communion

At Holy Communion blessed bread and wine is shared, by which we receive the body and blood of Jesus Christ. The congregation gives thanks for Jesus’ life, his death and resurrection and his continuing presence. See also Eucharist.


Prayer sustains our human relationship with God and may involve words (formal or informal) or be silent. Prayer can involve adoration (‘I love you’), confession (‘sorry’), thanksgiving and supplication (‘please’).

Home Publications Word of the Lord Year A The Fourth Sunday of Easter

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

Prayer for the week

Sovereign Lord:

In the Resurrection of Christ Jesus, your power over all that can harm or hold us back was made plain. Use this time to turn our hearts and minds towards you, that in quietness we may deepen our experience of your presence, and may recognise more clearly what we need, and what we can let go.

Through Jesus, our Friend who is with us always. Amen.

Canon Carol Wardman

Collect for the week

Almighty God,
whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life:
raise us, who trust in him,
from the death of sin to the life of righteousness,
that we may seek those things which are above,
where he reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Sunday 3 May 2020

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The Fourth Sunday of Easter (A)