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    Endurance

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    Endurance

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    Endurance

  • 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

    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...

  • 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 for Refreshment

    In this prayer we think of our lives as a journey. On this journey we need many things to 'refresh' and 'sustain' us. God gives us 'living water', Jesus talks about this in John's Gospel.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Ascension Day

    The story of the Ascension is a bit like the story of Christmas backwards. In this story Jesus who rose from the dead ascends to heaven taking our human nature with him, just as he brought God's nature with him when he was born. Th...

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