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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 Texts

And this is the testimony: God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.  Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.  (1 John 5: 11-12)
And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you.  Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.  (John 17: 11)

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.