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Hymn and Prayers for the 1st Sunday of Epiphany


"Holy Spirit, Truth Divine"


Reading & Collect

This week's readings can be found here Luke 3.15-17,21-22

Our weekly reflection will be part of our Online Service on our Facebook Page on Sunday


Poem


Epiphany

Walter Brueggemann (b. 1933)

On Epiphany day, we are still the people walking. We are still people in the dark, and the darkness looms large around us, beset as we are by fear, anxiety, brutality, violence, loss — a dozen alienations that we cannot manage. We are — we could be — people of your light. So we pray for the light of your glorious presence as we wait for your appearing; we pray for the light of your wondrous grace as we exhaust our coping capacity; we pray for your gift of newness that will override our weariness; we pray that we may see and know and hear and trust in your good rule. That we may have energy, courage, and freedom to enact your rule through the demands of this day. We submit our day to you and to your rule, with deep joy and high hope.


To Pray for

  • A very Happy New Year

  • Our NHS staff who are under increased pressure once more

  • The family of Rev'd Norman Davies

  • The homeless



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