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And here is how to measure it—the greatest love is shown when a person lays down his life for his friends . . . .John 15:13

Alleluia! Christ is risen indeed.
O come, let us worship. Alleluia!

Psalm 96

  1. O sing to the Lord a new song;
    sing to the Lord, all the earth.
  2. Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
    tell of his salvation from day to day.
  3. Declare his glory among the nations,
    his marvellous works among all the peoples.
  4. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
    he is to be revered above all gods.
  5. For all the gods of the peoples are idols,
    but the Lord made the heavens.
  6. Honour and majesty are before him;
    strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
  7. Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,
    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
  8. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
    bring an offering, and come into his courts.
  9. Worship the Lord in holy splendour;
    tremble before him, all the earth.
  10. Say among the nations, ‘The Lord is king!
    The world is firmly established; it shall never be moved.
    He will judge the peoples with equity.’
  11. Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
    let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
  12. let the field exult, and everything in it.
    Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy
  13. before the Lord; for he is coming,
    for he is coming to judge the earth.
    He will judge the world with righteousness,
    and the peoples with his truth.

The Armour of God

Almighty God,
grant us your wisdom and favour,
give us the grace to cast off the works of darkness
and put on the full armour of God,
now in the time of this mortal life,
Place on us the belt of truth, because you are the way,
    and the truth and the life,
the breastplate of righteousness,
    because we have no righteousness of our own,
    but you became our righteousness on the cross.
Place on us shoes of the Gospel of peace
    that we miss no opportunity to share your love with others.
Put on us the shield of faith,
    that the fiery darts of the enemy do not harm us in any way.
Put on us the helmet of salvation,
    that our minds be protected and renewed daily in You.
Put on us the sword of the Spirit,
    which is the word of God;
    and may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    the Love of God
    and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with us all for ever more.
Amen.