Sun 26 Feb 2017
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 26
The Second Note (continued)
Therefore, we seek to love all those to whom we are bound by ties of family or friendship. Our love for them increases as our love for Christ grows deeper. We have a special love and affection for members of our own Order, praying for each other individually and seeking to grow in that love. We are on our guard against anything which might injure this love and we seek reconciliation with those from whom we are estranged. We seek the same love for those with whom we have little natural affinity, for this kind of love is not a welling-up of emotion, but is a bond founded in our common union with Christ.
Intercessions for day 26
Central South England Cluster
Link Tertiary: Peter Thompson
Area Minister: Heather Hall
Area FG: Carol Smart
Area NG: Jenny Owens
Secretary: Judy Benham
Comms: Carol Smart
Treasurer: Jo Hillier
Retreats Sec: Paul Bailey
Isle of Wight: Gerald Beattie
Meon Groups: Jennifer Robinson
Portsmouth: Maggie MacBeth
Channel Islands Area
Area Minister: Jan le Billon
Area FG: Margaret Boden-Heaume
Area NG: Christine Shaw
Secretary & Comms: Anita Carey
Treasurer: Sue Dryden
Guernsey: Anita Carey
Jersey: Daphne Hawel
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 Sunday
Almighty God, your love led Francis and Clare
to establish our three orders:
draw us into your love
that we may grow in love towards all those we know,
for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ,
who gives himself in love to all. Amen.
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.