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Even when we are too weak to have any faith left, he remains faithful to us and will help us, for he cannot disown us who are part of himself, and he will always carry out his promises to us. . . . .2 Timothy 2:13.

Always be joyful, pray continually;
give thanks, whatever happens.

Psalm 85

  1. Lord you were once gracious to your land:
    you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
  2. You forgave the offence of your people:
    and covered all their sin.
  3. You put away all your displeasure:
    and turned from your bitter wrath.
  4. Restore us again O God our saviour:
    and let your anger cease from us.
  5. Will you be displeased at us for ever:
    will you prolong your wrath from one generation to another?
  6. Will you not revive us again:
    so that your people may rejoice in you?
  7. Show us your mercy O Lord:
    and give us your saving help.
  8. Let me hear what you will say O Lord:
    for you will speak peace to your people,
    to your servants whose hearts are turned to you.
  9. For deliverance is at hand for those who fear you:
    so that your glory may dwell in our land.
  10. Mercy and faithfulness have met together:
    justice and peace have embraced each other.
  11. Faithfulness will spring up from the ground:
    and righteousness will look down from heaven.
  12. You Lord will give prosperity:
    and our land shall yield its harvest.
  13. Justice shall go before you:
    and the path for your feet shall be peace.

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.