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Two pieces of music reflecting the themes of the readings today.
Third Sunday of Easter
26 April 2020
Almighty Father, who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples with the sight of the risen Lord: give us such knowledge of his presence with us, that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life and serve you continually in righteousness and truth; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Acts 2:14a. 36-41
Or Zephaniah 3:14-end
Psalm 116:1-3. 10-end
Either 1 Peter 1:17-23
Or Acts 2:14a. 36-41 (as above)
GOSPEL Luke 24:13-35
Living God, your Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: open the eyes of our faith, that we may see him in all his redeeming work; who is alive and reigns, now and for ever.
For Your Prayers
For those who are suffering from the Covid-19 virus, whether at home, in hospital or in nursing and care homes
For those who have died recently, and for the bereaved, especially loved ones who were separated and who didn’t have the chance to say ‘goodbye’
For all who are treating and caring for patients with the virus, especially hospital staff at risk
For the work of doctors, nurses, hospital ancillary staff; GP surgery staff and pharmicists; for paramedics, and for all who must be in close contact with others
For those in the Abbey Community who work for the NHS
For staff at nursing and care homes in Wymondham
For all who are anxious or lonely at this time, and missing the warmth and support of human contact
For those who are making decisions for the country, and for experts advising them
For those who have lost their jobs, or for whom future employment is uncertain, or who have watched their businesses fail
For young people struggling with the need to postpone exams, courses or university entrance
For those manufacturing and distributing Personal Protective Equipment for health-care workers
For countries across the world where health-care standards are not as developed as ours, where the virus is beginning to take effect
Give thanks for all who maintain our essential services in so many ways, and pray for their safety
From today’s Collect (Prayer for the Day);
“Give us the knowledge of Jesus’ presence with us, that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life…”