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St John's Anglican Theological College Chapel part of George Augustus Selwyn's legacy. c.1900

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Prayer

The night has passed and the day lies open before us;
let us pray with one heart and mind:
As we rejoice in the gift of this day,
so may the light of your presence, O God,
set our hearts on fire with love for you;
now and for ever.
Amen.

Old Testament Reading - Light to the Nations

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1Listen to me, all of you in far-off lands: The Lord called me before my birth. From within the womb he called me by my name. 2God will make my words of judgment sharp as swords. He has hidden me in the shadow of his hand; I am like a sharp arrow in his quiver.

3He said to me: “You are my servant, a prince of powerawith God, and you shall bring me glory.”

4I replied, “But my work for them seems all in vain; I have spent my strength for them without response. Yet I leave it all with God for my reward.”

5“And now,” said the Lord — the Lord who formed me from my mother’s womb to serve him who commissioned me to restore to him his people Israel, who has given me the strength to perform this task and honored me for doing it!— 6“you shall do more than restore Israel to me. I will make you a Light to the nations of the world to bring my salvation to them too.”

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13Sing for joy, O heavens; shout, O earth. Break forth with song, O mountains, for the Lord has comforted his people and will have compassion upon them in their sorrow.

. . . . . Isaiah 49:1-6,13
  1. Or “Israel.”

Intercession

Please remember our Prayer Requests

O Lord, you are our God:
we call upon you all day long.
Lord, have mercy. E te Ariki, kia aroha mai.
Rescue the weak and poor,
deliver them from the power of the wicked.
Christ, have mercy. E te Karaiti, kia aroha mai.
Lord, our souls wait for you,
for our hope is in your word.
Lord, have mercy. E te Ariki, kia aroha mai.
Amen.