TSSF Community Obedience

Mon 28 May 2018

In all provinces of the Third Order this offering of prayer should be made daily, either on its own or in the context of Morning or Evening Prayer

We adore you, most holy, Lord Jesus Christ
here and in all your churches throughout the world,
and we bless you, because by your holy Cross,
you have redeemed the world.

The daily reading from the Principles for day 28

The Third Note: Joy

Tertiaries, rejoicing in the Lord always, show in our lives the grace and beauty of divine joy. We remember that we follow the Son of Man, who came eating and drinking, who loved the birds and the flowers, who blessed little children, who was a friend to tax collectors and sinners and who sat at the tables of both the rich and the poor. We delight in fun and laughter, rejoicing in God’s world, its beauty and its living creatures, calling nothing common or unclean. We mix freely with all people, ready to bind up the broken-hearted and to bring joy into the lives of others. We carry within us an inner peace and happiness which others may perceive, even if they do not know its source.

Intercessions for day 28

THE AMERICAS - Minister Provincial: Janet Fedders

Caribbean, Virgin Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Nevis, Costa Rica and Cuba

Central South England Cluster

Link Tertiary: Peter Thompson

Winchester Area

Area Minister & Comms: Nigel Herriott

Area FG: Roger Healey

Area NG: Tania Fowler

Secretary & Treasurer: Hilary Healey

JPIC: Anne Faulkner

Romsey and Southampton: Lesley Cunningham

Winchester: Christine Pilgrim

South West England Cluster

Link Tertiary: Rona Duncan

Wessex Area

Area Minister: Graham Newton

Area FG: Jean Boulton-Reynolds

Area NG: Frank Willett

Secretary & Comms: Frances Willett

Treasurer: Mary Leigh

JPIC: Joanna Woodd

Bournemouth: Angela Newton

North Wilts: Liz Lang

Salisbury: Beth Hutton

Warminster: Vickie Goodman

O God, we give you thanks
for the Third Order of the Society of St Francis.
Grant, we pray, that being knit together
in community and prayer,
we your servants may glorify your holy name
after the example of St Francis, and win others to your love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect for Monday

Heavenly Father,
you are always pleased to show yourself
to those who are childlike and humble in spirit:
help us to follow the example of our blessed father Francis,
to look upon the wisdom of this world as foolishness,
and set our minds only on Christ Jesus and him crucified;
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be all glory for ever. Amen

The offering of prayer may continue with either Morning or Evening Prayer or conclude with either of the following:

May our Blessed Lady pray for us;
May St Francis pray for us;
May St Clare pray for us;
May all the Saints of the Third Order pray for us;
May the holy angels watch over us and befriend us;
May our Lord Jesus give us his blessing and his peace. Amen.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with us evermore. Amen.

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