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Epistle Reflection

Once we were God's enemies, far away from God;
but now by the Son's death, God has made us friends.

New Testament Reading - Christ judged me faithful.

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9 It is he who saved us and chose us for his holy work, not because we deserved it but because that was his plan long before the world began - to show his love and kindness to us through Christ. 10 And now he has made all of this plain to us by the coming of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who broke the power of death and showed us the way of everlasting life through trusting him.11 And God has chosen me to be his missionary, to preach to the Gentiles and teach them.

12 That is why I am suffering here in jail and I am certainly not ashamed of it, for I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he is able to safely guard all that I have given him until the day of his return.

13 Hold tightly to the pattern of truth I taught you, especially concerning the faith and love Christ Jesus offers you.a 14 Guard well the splendid, God-given ability you received as a gift from the Holy Spirit who lives within you.

. . . . .2 Timothy 1:9-14
  1. Literally, "and love that is in Christ Jesus."

In the heavenly kingdom,
the blessèd have their dwelling place;
and their rest for ever and ever.

Intercession

Pray for 3 people on your heart ending with the prayer below.

Remember, O Lord, your compassion and love,
for they are from everlasting.
Lord, have mercy. E te Ariki, kia aroha mai.
Let the sorrowful sighing of the prisoners come before you;
and by your great might,
spare those who are condemned to die.
Christ, have mercy. E te Karaiti, kia aroha mai.
Lord, give strength to your people,
and give us your blessing of peace.
Lord, have mercy. E te Ariki, kia aroha mai.
Amen.