Blessèd are the peacemakers:
for they shall be called God’s children.
Blessèd are those who have suffered persecution
for the cause of right:
for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

Gospel Reading - Happiness


20Then he turned to his disciples and said, "What happiness there is for you who are poor, for the Kingdom of God is yours! 21 What happiness there is for you who are now hungry, for you are going to be satisfied! What happiness there is for you who weep, for the time will come when you shall laugh with joy! 22 What happiness there is when others hate you and exclude you and insult you and smear your name because you are mine!a 23 When that happens, rejoice! Yes, leap for joy! For you will have a great reward awaiting you in heaven. And you will be in good company - the ancient prophets were treated that way too!

Luke 6:20-23
  1. Literally, "on account of the Son of Man."

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

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
     hallowed be your name,
     your kingdom come,
     your will be done,
          on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
     as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
     and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
     now and for ever.