Glorious Lord of Life,
we praise you,
that by the mighty resurrection of your Son,
you have delivered us from sin and death
and made your whole creation new;
grant that we who celebrate with joy
Christ’s rising from the dead,
may be raised from the death of sin
to the life of righteousness;
for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever.
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.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever. Amen.
Daily Devotions and Prayer
These daily devotions from A New Zealand Prayer Book (a true Toanga of our Church!) are for those who wish to base their daily worship on the New Testament, and whose time for prayer may be limited. This order may be used by itself or as a brief form of daily worship, with the inclusion of a Scripture reading or readings. Each week the seven sections of the Lord’s Prayer are covered, with a morning and evening devotion for each day. We commend them to you. Copyright A New Zealand Prayer Book - Copyright is held by the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.
The same pattern is followed throughout:
–a short opening, followed by a Gospel reflection, based on one or more Gospel sayings;–after a brief meditation, a reflection on the epistles;–the daily reading of Scripture may follow;–the order concludes with prayer - Follow the links below:
FOR OUR COUNTRY - Aotearoa New Zealand
God of the southern sea
and of these islands,
of Māori, Pākehā
and of all who dwell in our land;
we give you thanks and praise for our country,
and for what we have achieved together.
Increase our trust in one another;
strengthen our quest for justice,
and bring us to unity and a common purpose.
You have made us of one blood;
make us also of one mind.
A THANKSGIVING FOR OUR COUNTRY - Aotearoa New Zealand
Blessed are you, God of the universe.
You have created us, and given us life.
Blessed are you, God of the planet earth.
You have set our world like a radiant jewel in the heavens,
and filled it with action, beauty, suffering, struggle and hope.
Blessed are you, God of Aotearoa New Zealand
in all the peoples who live here,
in all the lessons we have learned,
in all that remains for us to do.
Blessed are you because you need us;
because you make us worthwhile,
because you give us people to love
and work to do
for your universe, for your world and for ourselves.
A PRAYER FOR THE FAMILY
Lord Jesus, at Nazareth you shared in the life of your family.
Help us to live together in our family with love and respect for each other.
Make our home a place of blessing, peace and joy for everyone, to the glory of God the Father.
A PRAYER FOR GOD’S LIGHT
Eternal God, shed your light on us who watch for you,
that our lips may praise you,
our hearts bless you,
and our lives glorify you,
through Jesus Christ our Saviour.
(Source - A New Zealand Prayer Book)