Readings and prayers for this week

(If you don't have a Bible handy, you can search for the readings on https://classic.biblegateway.com - once on the website you may wish to select a UK version, such as New International Version - UK)

22nd May 2022, the 6th Sunday of Easter

The Gospel reading is John 14.23-29

the other readings are

Ezekiel 37.1-14 or Deuteronomy 8:1-10

Psalm 67

Acts 16.9-15 and Revelation 21.10,22 - 22.5

The Collect:

God our redeemer,

you have delivered us from the power of darkness

and brought us into the kingdom of your Son:

grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life,

so by his continual presence in us he may raise us

to eternal joy;

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.  Amen


26th May 2022, Ascension Day

The Gospel reading is Luke 24.44-53

the other readings are

Daniel 7.9-14

Psalm 47 or Psalm 93

Acts 1.1-11 and Ephesians 1.15-23

The Collect:

Grant, we pray, almighty God,

that as we believe your only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ

to have ascended into the heavens,

so we in heart and mind may also ascend

and with him continually dwell;

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.  Amen