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The Third Sunday of Easter - 15 April 2018

Based on 1 John 3.1-7

‘See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God.’

Risen Lord,

Thank you for your overwhelming love, shown in your death and resurrection.

Thank you for making us your children.

Show us how to live in the light of that wonderful reality.

We pray for those who do not know your love; who do not have a caring parent or a supportive friend.

We especially pray for those children and young people who are alone and afraid;

who have no-one or nowhere to turn to for help.

Please help and guide The Children’s Society as they seek to support those most in need.

For your name’s sake.

Amen.

The Fourth Sunday of Easter - 22 April 2018

Based on 1 John 3.16-end

‘How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help? Little children, let us love not in word or speech, but in truth and action.’ (1 John 3.17-18).

Father God,

We have so many ‘wants’ and ‘needs’ – the latest smartphone, a larger TV, that latest model car.

It’s so easy to think that we are not doing as well as the next person.

Help us to see the riches we do have – whether of health, wealth or spirit.

Give us grateful and generous hearts,

That we may share all we have with those who have so little.

Amen.

The Fifth Sunday of Easter - 29 April 2018

Based on 1 John 4.7-end

‘Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.’ (1 John 4.8)

Loving Lord,

So often we fail to love our brothers and sisters;

we find them annoying, we’d rather ignore them.

Merciful father, forgive us and help us.

Living Lord,

So often we are blind to the neglect going on under our noses;

we’d rather not see; it makes us uncomfortable.

Merciful Father, forgive us and help us.

Loving Lord,

So often we are deaf to the cries of the hungry, the abandoned, the destitute;

they puncture our certainty.

Merciful Father, forgive us and help us.

Living Lord,

So often we don’t speak out against injustice:

we prefer to stay silent and not rock the boat.

Merciful Father, forgive us and help us.

All seeing, all knowing God,

Open our eyes, open our ears

and help us to speak up on behalf of those who have no voice.

For your name’s sake.

Amen.