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Ascension by Eikonik

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Prayer

As our evening prayer rises before you, O God,
so may your mercy come down upon us
to cleanse our hearts
and set us free to sing your praise,
now and for ever.
Amen.

New Testament Reading - Good News for all

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12 Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect: they all have the same Lord who generously gives his riches to all those who ask him for them. 13 Anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.

14 But how shall they ask him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? 15 And how will anyone go and tell them unless someone sends him? That is what the Scriptures are talking about when they say "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the Gospel of peace with God and bring glad tidings of good things."a In other words, how welcome are those who come preaching God's Good News!

16 But not everyone who hears the Good News has welcomed it, for Isaiah the prophet said, "Lord, who has believed me when I told them?"b . 17 Yet faith comes from listening to this Good News - the Good News about Christ.

18 But what about the Jews? Have they heard God's Word? Yes, for it has gone wherever they are; the Good News has been told to the ends of the earth.

. . .Romans 10:12-18
  1. Isaiah 52:7
  2. Isaiah 53:1

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

Intercession

For you alone, O God, our soul in silence waits,
for truly our hope is found in you.
Lord, have mercy. E te Ariki, kia aroha mai.
Awake, O God, and decree justice;
let the peoples gather around you.
Christ, have mercy. E te Karaiti, kia aroha mai.
Send forth your strength, O Lord;
establish, O God, what you have wrought in us.
Lord, have mercy. E te Ariki, kia aroha mai.
Amen.