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  • In darkness and in light

    A sending for use on any occasion. This thoughtful prayer brings together values of trust and service. Though it does not use the words it makes us think of living out these values through endurance.

  • Endurance

    This parable is a picture of how we can endure to grow well and 'ripen'. The meaning of this parable is 'hidden' but explained later in the chapter by Jesus. It is really the soil that gives t...

  • Lent

    The word 'discipline' in this Collect is not used to mean 'punishment' but to mean 'following a pattern or example'. The example we are asking to follow is that of Jesus; his life of prayer, teaching and self-sacrifice. The word mystery...

  • Ash Wednesday

    A Collect used only on Ash Wednesday - the first day of Lent. The word sin is often used to mean something like 'wrongdoing' or 'bad things'. It is better to think of it as meaning something like 'not doing the bes...

  • Prayer for Faith

    A prayer for Christmas which has a lovely theme of light within it. We can see in this prayer that the 'light' of God is seen through the things that we do and say.
    Illumine means 'make clear' or 'shine on'.

  • Prayer of Rejoicing

    A Christmas prayer which works well towards the end of an act of worship. The words 'Son of Mary, Son of God' are about Jesus.

  • (3) Trinity

    The value of thankfulness is important in this Collect. We are asking to remember the goodness and grace of God shown to us in the things that Jesus said and did. Because of this we ask that the value of thankfulness might 'grow'. How c...

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