Prayer for the Week

Week beginning Sunday 16 January

Beloved Son of God,
baptised by John,
we praise you
and marvel at your humility.
You are one with us in baptism:
take us with you into your kingdom.
You are one with us in humanity:
lead us into the love of the Father,
to whom be thanksgiving
now and always.

   Angela Ashwin

Week beginning Sunday 9 January (Epiphany Sunday)

Almighty God,
you revealed the incarnation of your Son
by the bright shining of a star,
which inspired the wise men
to offer costly gifts in adoration;
may the star of your justice
always shine in our hearts,
that we may give as our treasure
all that we are and all that we possess,
for the love of you and your world;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

        Gelasian Sacramentary (8th century)