Informal Morning Praise
A message from Ylva
It is getting ever nearer...my Ordination Service will take place this coming Saturday in Canterbury Cathedral at 4pm. Unfortunately, most of my friends will not be able to come, as it is 'ticket only' and very limited numbers. My family, Sheila and Philip are my guests, plus you are all represented by Julian Thorn, as the only congregation member. However, you can all take part, should you so wish, by watching the live stream at 4pm on the Cathedral's website: www.canterbury-cathedral.org. It would be so good to know that at least some of you are with me virtually, although you cannot be there physically.
Great Shepherd of your people,
bless Ylva in her call to the priesthood in your Church.
Fire her heart with passion for your word and care for your people,
that she may joyfully proclaim the gospel and faithfully minister your sacraments.
Guide her in her prayer and study, that she may be a discerning and loving pastor,
to minister to the glory of your name and the benefit of your people and world.
Rev. Philip Cox has suffered a fall resulting in a fractured femur, and is now home and trying to lie still. However, Joy Cox is herself still in hospital.
Look upon our friends with eyes of mercy. May your healing hand rest upon them, may your life-giving powers flow into them; cleaning, purifying, restoring them to wholeness and strength for service in your Kingdom.
Prayer for this week
your Son came to save us
and bore our sins on the cross:
may we trust in your mercy
and know your love,
rejoicing in the righteousness
that is ours
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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