SUPPER (Compline)


Colin Gray
Group Captain Colin Falkland Gray DSO, DFC & 2 bars. c.1942

New Zealand's greatest Flying Ace from Christchurch, flying Spitfires with 54 Squadron, Colin Gray, had joined the RAF in 1937. He destroyed 14 enemy planes during the battle and shared in the destruction of 2 more. He is New Zealand’s highest-scoring fighter pilot, with at least 27 enemy aircraft destroyed and 22 probably destroyed or damaged.

Public Domain

Special Collect

Let us pray for all who suffer exploitation,
  oppression, or terrorism;
  and for those who live amidst warfare, unrest,
  or the threat of violence.
Let us pray for the leaders of the nations
  and for all who influence opinion;
  that they may act with wisdom,
  discernment, and integrity.

Lord in your mercy
Hear our prayer.

New Testament Reading - The Prayer of Faith


16Admit your faults to one another and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous man has great power and wonderful results. 17Elijah was as completely human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for the next three and a half years! 18Then he prayed again, this time that it would rain, and down it poured, and the grass turned green and the gardens began to grow again.

19Dear brothers, if anyone has slipped away from God and no longer trusts the Lord and someone helps him understand the Truth again, 20that person who brings him back to God will have saved a wandering soul from death, bringing about the forgiveness of his many sins.

. . . . . James 5:16-20

Special Collect

Let us pray for all who bear the scars of war in body, mind, or spirit;
for veterans and for all who assist them,
For our own R.S.A. and all other organisation that support
our returned servicemen and women
that all who have made sacrifices in the cause of peace
may know peace in their own lives.