Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Second Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect from the First Day of Lent is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day.

Daily Bible Verse

Sunday, September 04, 2005

A Prayer For Social Justice

The evening news has been extremely critical of the response of the local, state, and federal governments to the emergency caused by Hurricane Katrina. This is not without justification. Those least able to get out of the evacuation area were the elderly and the poor. Many of the victims were living below the poverty level and could not leave because of financial reasons.

May God open the eyes of our politicians to the needs of the less fortunate. May we become compassionate and sensitive to the needs of the widow and the orphan and the foreigner.

For Social Justice
Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart, that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Poor and Neglected
Almighty and most merciful God, we remember before you all poor and neglected persons whom it would be easy for us to forget: the homeless and the destitute, the old and the sick, and all who have none to care for them. Help us to heal those who are broken in body or spirit, and to turn their sorrow into joy. Grant this, Father, for the love of your Son, who for our sake became poor, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

From the Book of Common Prayer, 1979.


I can only pray that the United States will become more compassionate and empathetic to those who are poor and needy. I know this is God's will for our nation. May the Gospel spread all over this land.

Sincerely in Christ,


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