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2nd Sunday of Lent
28th February 2021

¶        Preparation        

We meet in the presence of God
who knows our needs,
hears our cries,
feels our pain,
and heals our wounds.




Almighty God,
by the prayer and discipline of Lent
may we enter into the mystery of
Christ’s sufferings,
and by following in his Way
come to share in his glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


¶        Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: Romans 4.13-end

Psalm 22.23-end

Gospel Reading: Mark 8.31-end

Reflection (pdf)  


Christ became obedient unto death for us,
even death upon a cross.
He was pierced for our sins,
bruised for no fault but our own.
His punishment has brought us peace.
By his wounds we are healed.

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
to receive power and riches
and wisdom and strength
and honour and glory and praise.

¶        Prayers     


God of mercy,
we acknowledge that we are all sinners.
We turn from the wrong
that we have thought and said and done,
and are mindful of all that we have failed to do.
For the sake of Jesus, who died for us,
forgive us for all that is past,
and help us to live each day
in the light of Christ our Lord.

May almighty God,
who sent his Son into the world
to save sinners,
bring us his pardon and peace,
now and for ever.



Jesus, you live to intercede for us.

Saviour of the world,
be present in all places of suffering, violence and pain,
and bring hope even in the darkest night …
Inspire us to continue your work of reconciliation today.

In faith we pray: we pray to you, our God.

Lord of the Church,
empower by your Spirit all Christian people
and the work of your Church in every land …
Give us grace to proclaim the gospel joyfully in word and deed.

In faith we pray: we pray to you, our God.

Shepherd and Guardian of our souls,
guide and enable all who lead and serve our communities
and those on whom we depend for our daily needs …
Grant that we may seek the peace and welfare of our place.

In faith we pray: we pray to you, our God.

Great Physician,
stretch out your hand to bring comfort, wholeness and peace
to all who suffer in body, mind, or spirit …
Fill us with compassion, that we may be channels of your healing love.

In faith we pray: we pray to you, our God.

Conqueror of death,
remember for good those whom we love but see no longer …
Help us to live this day in the sure and certain hope of your eternal victory.

In faith we pray: we pray to you, our God.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever. 

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever. 

¶        Conclusion             

Almighty God,
you see that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves:
keep us both outwardly in our bodies,
and inwardly in our souls;
that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body,
and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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