Prayer for the Week

Week beginning Sunday 17 January

Thanks be to thee, my Lord Jesus Christ,
for all the benefits thou hast won for me,
for all the pains and insults thou hast borne for me.
O most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother,
may I know thee more clearly,
love thee more dearly,
and follow thee more nearly,
day by day.

St. Richard of Chichester (1197-1253)

Week beginning Sunday 10 January (The Baptism of Christ)

God of the nations,
who led the wise men into Bethlehem
and revealed your glory in Jesus, the beloved Son:
guide us on our journey of faith,
and keep our faces turned towards you,
that, in this dark and unstable world,
we may bear witness
to your unquenchable light:
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Angela Ashwin