The Third Sunday of The Kingdom
Prayer for the week
We give you thanks and praise for the skill and ingenuity you give us, to bring life and health in place of sickness and suffering. Direct our will, our resources and our talents, so that none of your children may be excluded by poverty, prejudice, or misused power from the good you inspire us to do; but all may rejoice in your generous provision.
Canon Carol Wardman
Collect for the week
whose blessed Son was revealed
to destroy the works of the devil
and to make us the children of God and heirs of eternal life:
grant that we, having this hope,
may purify ourselves even as he is pure;
that when he shall appear in power and great glory
we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom;
grant this for the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit,
be the kingdom, the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.