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Collect and prayers for the Week

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Here I will be posting the Anglican collect assigned for each Sunday (and other special days) along with some more focused prayers. Do feel free to add to it or comment.

 

The First Sunday of Epiphany: the Baptism of Christ

 

Eternal Father,

who at the baptism of Jesus

revealed him to be your Son,

anointing him with the Holy Spirit:

grant to us, who are born again by water and the Spirit,

that we may be faithful to our calling as your adopted children;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Dear Lord, on this day upon which you declared Jesus to be your son we pray that you will give us the courage and resolve to follow the light of Christ in our earthly and Micronational lives. We pray that we may be patient and caring in all our thoughts, words and deeds; such is Your will. In our Holy Anglican cycle of prayer we bring to mind today the leaders and people of the Diocese of Stormark; guard and guide them in all perils, O' loving Father, and grant peace to all those who contribute to that particular Micronation. Be also with all those who have contributed, to whatever degree, to the expansion of your church amongst the Micronational community; may we be true and faithful servants to You, our Lord and Saviour. As always we call to mind also the troubles and horrors of our real world, thinking especially at this time of all those caught up in the shooting of U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and those people for whom the world seemed to stop at the moment those gunshots rang out. May the injured be healed, the departed bought to Your Ever-lasting Kingdom, and may those of us who remain guided towards a world where such violence is a thing of the past. All of these things we ask in the name of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

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The Second Sunday of Epiphany

 

Almighty God,

in Christ you make all things new:

transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace,

and in the renewal of our lives

make known your heavenly glory;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Dear God, as thousands of people around the world struggle with the effects and challenges of climate and weather we pray that you would grant us a deeper understand of your world. We recognise with grief the negative effects man has had on your creation and pledge ourselves to working towards a world where universal co-existance is a reality.

 

In our Holy Anglican cycle of prayer we pray today for the Diocese of Nova England, for their King Joseph, and all those who have played a role in the creation and development of that micronation. Grant them strength, O'Lord, and may they continue to play a role in this fictional world which we have built ourselves to live alongside your own infinately wonderous creation. Amen.

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Apologies for the (severe) lateness, this blasted real life of mine does have a way of interfering with these things ;).

 

The Third Sunday of Epiphany

 

Almighty God,

whose Son revealed in signs and miracles

the wonder of your saving presence:

renew your people with your heavenly grace,

and in all our weakness

sustain us by your mighty power;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

The Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

 

God our creator,

who in the beginning

commanded the light to shine out of darkness:

we pray that the light of the glorious gospel of Christ

may dispel the darkness of ignorance and unbelief,

shine into the hearts of all your people,

and reveal the knowledge of your glory

in the face of Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.

 

Dear Lord, as we pray for your church and for both this and the real world we wish that you would graciously hear us as we call upon you. In our Holy Anglican cycle of prayer we pray this fortnight for the Diocese of Bastion, for the constituent nations of this vast diocese, and for the people who make it what it is. We thank you, Lord, for the co-operation displayed by the people of Bastion and pray that it might shine as a light of example for all those others contemplating similar projects. In the real world we pray for the peoples of Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Yemen as they strive to better themselves; bring peace and justice to these places and give wisdom to all those with the power to enact change. We cast our minds also at this time to Queensland where once more suffering seems set to decend upon the people there; protect all those from the perils of the cyclone and may the rebuilding process be rapid and lasting. All these things we ask in the name of Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Amen.

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Apologies for the (severe) lateness, this blasted real life of mine does have a way of interfering with these things ;).

 

No problem. :)

 

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The fifth Sunday before Lent & Candlemas

 

Candlemas was actually Tuesday; however we shall use this Sunday to mark the presentation of Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple. Our service today shall begin with contemplating the Nunct dimittis: the song of Simeon.

 

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word.

For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;

To be a light to lighten the Gentiles, and to be the glory of thy people Israel.

 

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, known commonly as Candlemas, marks the day when the Virgin Mary and Joseph took the 40 day old Jesus to be redeemed by the Jewish priests; as is Jewish tradition. Once there they encountered Simeon, an elderly man, who had received word from God that he would never die until he had seen the Messiah; hence the line “lettest thou thy servant depart in peace” marks his readiness for death having recognised Jesus as the Christ child. For many Christians this is a momentous occasion, not least because it signifies the end of Epiphany and the beginning of the countdown to Lent: the season where we occupy ourselves with self-contemplation and fast in recognition of our failure to follow the path God has laid before us. In the light of these thoughts let us pray.

 

Dear Lord, as we prepare ourselves in mind and body for the coming of this season of Lent we pray that you would make our hearts clean within us and guide our every moment on this earth. As we look in upon ourselves let us also look out upon your world and the troubles which wash around us as a vast and destructive ocean; may we stand firm in our resolve to live as our Lord and Saviour lives and never be worn down by the tide, though such a course might seem the easiest. At this time we cast our thoughts to the Middle East; give courage and wisdom to all those who rule there that they might do right by their people and bring peace to the land where your feet once trod. All this we ask in the name of Your Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

Almighty and ever-living God,

clothed in majesty,

whose beloved Son was this day presented in the Temple,

in substance of our flesh:

grant that we may be presented to you

with pure and clean hearts,

by your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Almighty God,

by whose grace alone we are accepted

and called to your service:

strengthen us by your Holy Spirit

and make us worthy of our calling;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Amen

 

 

 

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The fourth Sunday before Lent

 

O God,

you know us to be set

in the midst of so many and great dangers,

that by reason of the frailty of our nature

we cannot always stand upright:

grant to us such strength and protection

as may support us in all dangers

and carry us through all temptations;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Dear Lord, as we go about our daily lives help us to understand the path that is laid before us. We trust in our hearts that, through your Son Jesus Christ, you have given us a true guide for each situation in our daily lives. As we undertake this pilgrimage through life grant that we may stay on a true course, and come at the end of our lives to your everlasting Kingdom. In our Holy Anglican cycle of prayer we pray this day for the Diocese of Ocia, for their President and people; may that nation steer the course defined by your Heavenly Grace. In the real world we cast our thoughts this day to the people of Egypt; give their rulers the wisdom to make a peaceful transition to democracy and justice, and similarly guide those people of all the nations who desire peace. Amen.

 

In honour of the Diocese of Ocia, for whom we pray this day, what follows is the "Cherubic hymn" by Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka (1804-1857)

 

Izhe kheruvimyi, taino obrazuyushcheye, i zhivotvoryashchei Troitsye trissvyatuyu pyessn pripyevayuschchye, vsyakoye ninye zhityeiskoye otlozhim popyechyeniye. Amin.

Yako da Tsarya vsyekh podyimyem, angyelskiminyevidimo dorinossima chinmi, Alleluya!

 

We that in a mystery figure forth the Cherubim and sing the thrice-holy hymn to the life-giving Trinity, now let us lay aside all cares of this life. Amen

To recieve the king of all who comes invisably upborne by ranks of angels. Alleluya!

 

Apologises if the Russian or indeed the translation is wrong ;)

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Almighty God, whose only Son has opened for us a new and living way into your presence; give us pure hearts and steadfast wills to worship you in spirit 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. Amen.

 

And because it's been quite some time since i posted a collect I'll drop in a verse of a hymn I like too ;).

 

A praise ye the Lord!

Thanksgiving and song

to him be outpoured

all ages along;

for love in creation,

for Heaven restored,

for Grace of Salvation,

O praise ye the Lord!

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