Epistle Reflection

We have come to God who is judge of all,
and the spirits of the good, made perfect;
we have come to Jesus, mediator of the new covenant.

Let us give thanks and worship God with reverence and awe,
for our God is a consuming fire.

New Testament Reading - God has chosen you


2 We always thank God for you and pray for you constantly. 3 We never forget your loving deeds as we talk to our God and Father about you, and your strong faith and steady looking forward to the return of our Lord Jesus Christ.

4 We know that God has chosen you, dear brothers, much beloved of God. 5 For when we brought you the Good News, it was not just meaningless chatter to you; no, you listened with great interest. What we told you produced a powerful effect upon you, for the Holy Spirit gave you great and full assurance that what we said was true.

1 Thessalonians 1:2-5

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


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.