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Te Whiti being led from Parihaka
Te Whiti being led from Parihaka,
5 November 1881

Picture courtesy of wikipedia.com

Prayer

Bless the Lord, whose name is to be praised,
Our Father who art in heaven,
who has given us his laws,
to show us the error of our ways,
Blessed is his son, Christ the Messiah,
who redeemed us from having broken them.
Blessed are you, O Holy Spirit,
who assists us in sinning no more,
and sustains us in the way of the Lord,
grant us wisdom and understanding this day.
Amen.

Old Testament Reading - God's people carried off.

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1 WAKE UP, Wake up, Jerusalem, and clothe yourselves with strength (from God). Put on your beautiful clothes, O Zion, Holy City: for sinners - those who turn from God - will no longer enter your gates. 2 Rise from the dust, Jerusalem; take off the slave bands from your neck, O captive daughter of Zion. 3 For the Lord says, When I sold you into exile I asked no fee from your oppressors; now I can take you back again and owe them not a cent! 4 My people were tyrannized without cause by Egypt and Assyria, and I delivered them.

5 And now, what is this? Asks the Lord. Why are my people enslaved again, and oppressed without excuse? Those who rule them shout in exultation, and my name is constantly blasphemed, day by day. 6 Therefore I will reveal my name to my people and they shall know the power in that name. Then at last they will recognize that it is I, yes I, who speaks to them.

. . . . . Isaiah 52:1-6

They were faithful until death
and God has given them the crown of life.

Intercession

Please remember our Prayer Requests

Exalt yourself, O God, above the heavens,
and your glory over all the earth.
Lord, have mercy. E te Ariki, kia aroha mai.
May the fields of the wilderness be rich pasture
and the hills be clothed with joy.
Christ, have mercy. E te Karaiti, kia aroha mai.
Send out your light and your truth, that they may lead us,
and bring us to your holy hill and to your dwelling.
Lord, have mercy. E te Ariki, kia aroha mai.
Amen.