Prayer for the Week
Week beginning Sunday 23 February
help us to follow you into the desert,
and with you to deny ourselves false luxury,
refusing the ways of self-indulgence,
the way of success at all costs,
and the way of coercive persuasion.
Servant-Christ, help us to follow you.
'Worship in an Indian Context', Ed. Eric J. Lott, © United Theological College, Bangalore, 1986
Week beginning Sunday 16 February
O God, the protector of all that trust in thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us thy mercy; that, thou being our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not the things eternal: Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ's sake our Lord.
The Book of Common Prayer, Crown Copyright, Cambridge University Press