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Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 15 August 2018 

15 Aug 18

The Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm 98 Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvellous things.


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Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 14 August 2018 

14 Aug 18

Maximilian Kolbe, Friar, Martyr, 1941 Psalm 87 His foundation is on the holy mountains.


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Morning Prayer – Monday, 13 August 2018 

13 Aug 18

Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down and Connor, Teacher of the Faith, 1667 Florence Nightingale, Nurse, Social Reformer, 1910 Octavia Hill, Social Reformer, 1912 Psalm 80 Hear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that led Joseph like a flock; shine forth, you that …


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Morning Prayer – Saturday, 11 August 2018 

11 Aug 18

Clare of Assisi, Founder of the Minoresses (Poor Clares), 1253 John Henry Newman, Priest, Tractarian, 1890 Psalm 76 In Judah God is known; his name is great in Israel.


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Morning Prayer – Friday, 10 August 2018 

10 Aug 18

Laurence, Deacon at Rome, Martyr, 258 Psalm 55 Hear my prayer, O God; hide not yourself from my petition.


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Morning Prayer – Thursday, 9 August 2018 

9 Aug 18

Mary Sumner, Founder of the Mothers’ Union, 1921 Psalm 78.1-39 Hear my teaching, O my people; incline your ears to the words of my mouth.


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Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 8 August 2018 

8 Aug 18

Dominic, Priest, Founder of the Order of Preachers, 1221 Psalm 77 I cry aloud to God; I cry aloud to God and he will hear me.


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Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 7 August 2018 

7 Aug 18

Benedict of Nursia, Abbot of Monte Cassino, Father of Western Monasticism, c.550 Psalm 119.153-end O consider my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget your law.


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Morning Prayer – Saturday, 4 August 2018 

4 Aug 18

Jean-Baptiste Vianney, Curé d’Ars, Spiritual Guide, 1859 Psalm 68 Let God arise and let his enemies be scattered; let those that hate him flee before him.


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Morning Prayer – Friday, 3 August 2018 

3 Aug 18

Psalm 51 Have mercy on me, O God, in your great goodness; according to the abundance of your compassion blot out my offences.


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Morning Prayer – Thursday, 2 August 2018 

2 Aug 18

Psalm 57 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for my soul takes refuge in you; in the shadow of your wings will I take refuge until the storm of destruction has passed by.


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Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 1 August 2018 

1 Aug 18

Psalm 119.57-80 You only are my portion, O Lord; I have promised to keep your words.


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Morning Prayer – Saturday, 28 July 2018 

28 Jul 18

Psalm 41 Blessed are those who consider the poor and needy; the Lord will deliver them in the time of trouble.


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Morning Prayer – Friday, 27 July 2018 

27 Jul 18

Brooke Foss Westcott, Bishop of Durham, Teacher of the Faith, 1901 Psalm 31 In you, O Lord, have I taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness.


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Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 25 July 2018 

25 Jul 18

James the Apostle Psalm 7 O Lord my God, in you I take refuge; save me from all who pursue me, and deliver me, lest they rend me like a lion and tear me in pieces while there is no one to help me.


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Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 24 July 2018 

24 Jul 18

Psalm 32 Happy the one whose transgression is forgiven, and whose sin is covered.


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Morning Prayer – Monday, 23 July 2018 

23 Jul 18

Bridget of Sweden, Abbess of Vadstena, 1373 Psalm 27 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat…


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Can’t make it to church – Sunday 22, July 2018: Mary Magdalene . . . 

22 Jul 18

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Morning Prayer – Saturday, 21 July 2018 

21 Jul 18

Psalm 20 May the Lord hear you in the day of trouble, the name of the God of Jacob defend you; Send you help from his sanctuary and strengthen you out of Zion; Remember all your offerings and accept your burnt sacrifice; Grant you your heart’s …


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Morning Prayer – Friday, 20 July 2018 

20 Jul 18

Margaret of Antioch, Martyr, 4th century Bartolomé de las Casas, Apostle to the Indies, 1566 Psalm 17 Hear my just cause, O Lord; consider my complaint; listen to my prayer, which comes not from lying lips.


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Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 18 July 2018. 

18 Jul 18

Elizabeth Ferard, first Deaconess of the Church of England , Founder of the Community of St Andrew, 1883 Psalm 119.1-32 Blessed are those whose way is pure, who walk in the law of the Lord.


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Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 17 July 2018 

17 Jul 18

Psalm 5 Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my lamentation.


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Morning Prayer – Monday, 16 July 2018 

16 Jul 18

Osmund, Bishop of Salisbury, 1099 Psalm 1 Blessed are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, nor lingered in the way of sinners, nor sat in the assembly of the scornful.


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Morning Prayer – Saturday, 14 July 2018 

14 Jul 18

John Keble, Priest, Tractarian, Poet, 1866 Psalm 147 Alleluia.


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Morning Prayer – Friday, 13 July 2018 

13 Jul 18

Psalm 142 I cry aloud to the Lord; to the Lord I make my supplication.


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Morning Prayer – Thursday, 12 July 2018 

12 Jul 18

Psalm 143 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and in your faithfulness give ear to my supplications; answer me in your righteousness.


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Is it really ‘Poor old Judas?” 

11 Jul 18

Let’s ask Jesus Christ Superstar – for I think there are many influences to be found in it.


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Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 11 July 2018 

11 Jul 18

Benedict of Nursia, Abbot of Monte Cassino, Father of Western Monasticism, c.550 Psalm 119.153-end O consider my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget your law.


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Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 10 July 2018 

10 Jul 18

Psalm 132 Lord, remember for David all the hardships he endured; How he swore an oath to the Lord and vowed a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob: ‘I will not come within the shelter of my house, nor climb up into my bed; ‘I will not allow my eyes to …


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Morning Prayer – Monday, 9 July 2018 

9 Jul 18

Psalm 123 To you I lift up my eyes, to you that are enthroned in the heavens.


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Morning Prayer – Friday, 6 July 2018 

6 Jul 18

Thomas More, Scholar, and John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, Reformation Martyrs, 1535 Psalm 139 O Lord, you have searched me out and known me; you know my sitting down and my rising up; you discern my thoughts from afar.


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Morning Prayer – Thursday, 5 July 2018 

5 Jul 18

Psalm 113 Alleluia.


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Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 4 July 2018 

4 Jul 18

Psalm 110 The Lord said to my lord, ‘Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.


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Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 3 July 2018 

3 Jul 18

Thomas the Apostle Psalm 92 It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord and to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to tell of your love early in the morning and of your faithfulness in the night-time, upon the ten-stringed instrument, upon the …


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Morning Prayer – Monday, 2 July 2018 

2 Jul 18

Psalm 98 Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvellous things.


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Can’t make it to church – Sunday, 1st July 2018 

1 Jul 18

Many years ago I had a meeting with an Archdeacon to discuss my going off to train for the Anglican ministry.


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Morning Prayer – Saturday, 30 June 2018 

30 Jun 18

Ember Day Psalm 96 Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.


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Morning Prayer – Friday, 29 June 2018 

29 Jun 18

Peter and Paul, Apostles Ember Day Psalm 71 In you, O Lord, do I seek refuge; let me never be put to shame.


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Morning Prayer – Thursday, 28 June 2018 

28 Jun 18

Irenæus, Bishop of Lyons, Teacher of the Faith, c.200 Psalm 90 Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to another.


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Faith – is it personal (part the second)? 

28 Jun 18

Having just been and got a drink I’m back and up for the next bit of our journey (if you’re wondering what’s going on, this the second part of a discussion – this should be standalone, but might make more sense if you read the first bit – …


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Faith – is it personal? 

28 Jun 18

I bump in to so many people who tell me of their ‘personal’ faith in God.


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Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 27 June 2018 

27 Jun 18

Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria, Teacher of the Faith, 444 Psalm 119.105-128 Your word is a lantern to my feet and a light upon my path.


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Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 26 June 2018 

26 Jun 18

Psalm 87 His foundation is on the holy mountains.


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Morning Prayer – Monday, 25 June 2018 

26 Jun 18

Psalm 80 Hear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that led Joseph like a flock; Shine forth, you that are enthroned upon the cherubim, before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.


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Morning Prayer – Friday, 22 June 2018 

22 Jun 18

Alban, first Martyr of Britain, c.250 Psalm 55 Hear my prayer, O God; hide not yourself from my petition.


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Be careful – people are watching 

21 Jun 18

It always comes down to choices doesn’t it? The choice to bless or curse, to believe or reject, to do right or do wrong.


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Morning Prayer – Thursday, 21 June 2018 

21 Jun 18

Psalm 78.1-39 Hear my teaching, O my people; incline your ears to the words of my mouth.


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16,874 days later . . . 

20 Jun 18

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Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 20 June 2018 

20 Jun 18

Psalm 77 I cry aloud to God; I cry aloud to God and he will hear me.


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Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 19 June 2018 

19 Jun 18

Sundar Singh of India, Sadhu (holy man), Evangelist, Teacher of the Faith, 1929 Psalm 73 Truly, God is loving to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.


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Morning Prayer – Friday, 15 June 2018 

15 Jun 18

Evelyn Underhill, Spiritual Writer, 1941 Psalm 51 Have mercy on me, O God, in your great goodness; according to the abundance of your compassion blot out my offences.


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Morning Prayer – Thursday, 14 June 2018 

14 Jun 18

Richard Baxter, Puritan Divine, 1691 Psalm 56 Have mercy on me, O God, for they trample over me; all day long they assault and oppress me.


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Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 13 June 2018 

13 Jun 18

Psalm 119.57-80 You only are my portion, O Lord; I have promised to keep your words.


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Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 12 June 2018 

12 Jun 18

Psalm 48 Great is the Lord and highly to be praised, in the city of our God.


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Morning Prayer – Monday, 11 June 2018 

11 Jun 18

Barnabas the Apostle Psalm 100 O be joyful in the Lord, all the earth; serve the Lord with gladness and come before his presence with a song.


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Morning Prayer – Saturday, 9 June 2018 

9 Jun 18

Columba, Abbot of Iona, Missionary, 597 Ephrem of Syria, Deacon, Hymn Writer, Teacher of the Faith, 373 Psalm 41 Blessed are those who consider the poor and needy; the Lord will deliver them in the time of trouble.


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Morning Prayer – Friday, 8 June 2018 

8 Jun 18

Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells, Nonjuror, Hymn Writer, 1711 Psalm 31 In you, O Lord, have I taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness.


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Morning Prayer – Thursday, 7 June 2018 

7 Jun 18

Psalm 37 Fret not because of evildoers; be not jealous of those who do wrong.


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Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 6 June 2018 

6 Jun 18

Ini Kopuria, Founder of the Melanesian Brotherhood, 1945 Psalm 34 I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall ever be in my mouth.


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Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 5 June 2018 

5 Jun 18

Boniface (Wynfrith) of Crediton, Bishop, Apostle of Germany, Martyr, 754 Psalm 32 Happy the one whose transgression is forgiven, and whose sin is covered.