TSSF Community Obedience

Mon 29 May 2017

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 29

The Third Note (continued)

This joy is a divine gift, coming from union with God in Christ. It is still there even in times of darkness and difficulty, giving cheerful courage in the face of disappointment, and an inward serenity and confidence through sickness and suffering. Those who possess it can rejoice in weakness, insults, hardships, and persecutions for the sake of Christ; for when we are weak, then we are strong.

Intercessions for day 29

THE AMERICAS - Minister Provincial: Tom Johnson


South West England Cluster

Link Tertiary: Rona Duncan

Blackmore Vale Area

Area Minister: Alan McIntosh

Area FG: Keith & Linda Chambers

Area NG: Ann Woodward

Secretary & Comms: Alan McIntosh

Treasurer: Ben Davies

JPIC: Gill McIntosh

Poole: Vacant

South: Ann Woodward

Wareham: Jo Goodhall

Yeovil: Nicola Gilbert

Devon Area

Area Minister: Pauline Primrose

Area FG: Maureen Douglas

Area NG: Clare Stanbury

Secretary & Comms: Ann Leigh

Meetings Secretary: Esme Hopkinson

Treasurer: John Holder

JPIC: Vacant

Exeter: Rita Hills

Exmouth: John Holder

North Devon: Nicola Hunt

Plymouth: Wendy Pezzey

Torbay: Linda Hall & Valerie Page

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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