The Second Sunday of Easter
Prayer for the week
Incarnate and glorified God:
Though you had passed through death, your risen body showed the marks of human suffering when you revealed yourself to your friends. When we find ourselves behind locked doors, leaven our isolation with friendship, solidarity and community spirit, and reveal yourself to us in the love and care that no distance can take away. We pray through Jesus, our friend and our brother.
Canon Carol Wardman
Collect for the week
you have given your only Son to die for our sins
and to rise again for our justification:
grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness
that we may always serve you
in pureness of living and truth;
through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.