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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 Third Sunday of Easter

The Third Sunday of Easter

Prayer for the week

Gracious God;

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

Almighty Father,
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.

Sunday 26 April 2020

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The Third Sunday of Easter (A)