Hymn and Prayers for the 6th Sunday of Easter, 22nd May
"Trust and Obey"
Reading & Collect
This week's readings can be found here for this Sunday, the 6th Sunday of Easter are John 14.23-29 or John 5.1-9
Our weekly reflection will be part of our Online Service on our Facebook Page on Sunday
A Special Prayer for the Crisis in Ukraine
O Comforting Fire of Spirit
Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179) O comforting fire of Spirit, Life, within the very Life of all Creation. Holy you are in giving life to All. Holy you are in anointing those who are not whole; Holy you are in cleansing a festering wound. O sacred breath, O fire of love, O sweetest taste in my breast which fills my heart with a fine aroma of virtues. O most pure fountain through whom it is known that God has united strangers and inquired after the lost. O breastplate of life and hope of uniting all members as One, O sword-belt of honor, enfold those who offer blessing. Care for those who are imprisoned by the enemy and dissolve the bonds of those whom Divinity wishes to save. O mightiest path which penetrates All, from the height to every Earthly abyss, you compose All, you unite All. Through you clouds stream, ether flies, stones gain moisture, waters become streams, and the earth exudes Life. You always draw out knowledge, bringing joy through Wisdom's inspiration. Therefore, praise be to you who are the sound of praise and the greatest prize of Life, who are hope and richest honor bequeathing the reward of Light.
To Pray for
Peace among all nations - and an end to the devestating war between the Ukraine and Russia
All those who work for, and those receiving Christian Aid
Those battling eating disorders
Families facing poverty due to the higher living costs
Single parent families