11th October

Today I attended a conference on preparing couples for marriage. An excellent lunch was served, complements of the bishop!

jesus-giftThe Intercessions for Evening Prayer are based on the Beatitudes and are worthy of reflection.

Christ taught us to set our hearts on the Kingdom of God, and on its justice. In that Kingdom all that we need will be given to us. Until then, let us pray:

Your Kingdom come, O Lord.
Blessed are those who know their need of God:
  lead us to seek your face in purity of heart.
Your Kingdom come, O Lord.
Blessed are those who work for no reward, those who suffer for what is right:
  comfort them with your presence, lighten their burden.
Your Kingdom come, O Lord.
Blessed are the gentle, those who show mercy, and forgive;
  they shall know your forgiveness at the end of time.
Your Kingdom come, O Lord.
Blessed are the peacemakers, those who reconcile conflict and hate:
  they are indeed the sons of God.
Your Kingdom come, O Lord.
Bring consolation to all who mourn the dead:
  may they share the blessed hope of all who have died in the peace of Christ.
Your Kingdom come, O Lord.
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