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St Cecelia
Saint Cecilia by Jacques Blanchard (1600 - 1638)

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The Spirit of the Lord

Therefore I will greatly rejoice in the Lord:
my soul shall exult in my God,
for God has robed me with salvation
as a garment:
and clothed me with integrity as a cloak.
For as the earth brings forth its shoots:
and as a garden causes the seeds to spring up,
so the Lord God will cause
righteousness and praise:
to spring forth before all the nations.

New Testament Reading - Making melody

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15,16 So be careful how you act; these are difficult days. Don't be fools; be wise: make the most of every opportunity you have for doing good. 17 Don't act thoughtlessly, but try to find out and do whatever the Lord wants you to. 18 Don't drink too much wine, for many evils lie along that path; be filled instead with the Holy Spirit, and controlled by him.

19Talk with each other much about the Lord, quoting psalms and hymns and singing sacred songs, making music in your hearts to the Lord. 20 Always give thanks for everything to our God and Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

. . .Ephesians 5:15-20

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

Intercession

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.
Amen.