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Please use the following text and prayer in a quiet time; the text is from this Sunday’s readings and the prayer is from Bishop Jonathan.  Please pray either at noon or 5.55 pm (or both) every day.

This week’s Bible Text

Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in; he saw and believed.  (John 20: 8)
And he commanded us to preach the gospel to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God has appointed judge of the living and the dead.  (Acts 10: 42)

The Prayer

Glorious God,
You have taken hold of us and made us Your own.
In the power of Your Spirit give us grace
to press on in Your purposes, loving one another,
learning together and living the mission of Him who calls us onwards,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.