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The First Sunday in Lent

1st March 2020

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For services, please see Daily Prayer (Morning), Daily Prayer (Evening) and Holy Communion.

Principal Service

Collect One

O Lord,
who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights;
Give us grace to use such abstinence,
that, our flesh being subdued to the Spirit,
we may ever obey thy godly motions
in righteousness, and true holiness,
to thy honour and glory,
who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness,
and was tempted as we are, yet without sin:
Give us grace to discipline ourselves
in obedience to your Spirit;
and, as you know our weakness,
so may we know your power to save;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lent Collect

Almighty God,
whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness,
and was tempted as we are, yet without sin:
Give us grace to discipline ourselves
in obedience to your Spirit;
and, as you know our weakness,
so may we know your power to save;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Almighty and everlasting God,
you hate nothing that you have made
and forgive the sins of all those who are penitent:
Create and make in us new and contrite hearts
that we, worthily lamenting our sins
and acknowledging our wretchedness,
may receive from you, the God of all mercy,
perfect remission and forgiveness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord God,
you renew us with the living bread from heaven.
Nourish our faith,
increase our hope,
strengthen our love,
and enable us to live by every word
that proceeds from out of your mouth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Genesis 2: 15–17; 3: 1–17
250* All hail the power of Jesu’s name
212 Jesus, grant me this, I pray
484* Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
555 Lord of creation, forgive us, we pray
102* Name of all majesty
108* Praise to the Holiest in the height
545* Sing of Eve and sing of Adam
290 Walking in a garden at the close of day
186 What Adam’s disobedience cost

Psalm Psalm 32 [L4C/Pr6C*]
562* Blessèd assurance, Jesus is mine
92* How sweet the name of Jesus sounds

2nd Reading Romans 5: 12–19
218* And can it be that I should gain
108* Praise to the Holiest in the height
186 What Adam’s disobedience cost

The Gospel Matthew 4: 1–11
66* Before the ending of the day (vv. 1, 2, 3d)
207* Forty days and forty nights
668* God is our fortress and our rock
652* Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
635* Lord, be my guardian and my guide
214 O Love, how deep, how broad, how high (vv. 1–4, 7)
595* Safe in the shadow of the Lord
596* Seek ye first the kingdom of God
641* Yield not to temptation, for yielding is sin

Second Service

Collect One

O Lord,
who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights;
Give us grace to use such abstinence,
that, our flesh being subdued to the Spirit,
we may ever obey thy godly motions
in righteousness, and true holiness,
to thy honour and glory,
who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness,
and was tempted as we are, yet without sin:
Give us grace to discipline ourselves
in obedience to your Spirit;
and, as you know our weakness,
so may we know your power to save;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lent Collect

Almighty God,
whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness,
and was tempted as we are, yet without sin:
Give us grace to discipline ourselves
in obedience to your Spirit;
and, as you know our weakness,
so may we know your power to save;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Almighty and everlasting God,
you hate nothing that you have made
and forgive the sins of all those who are penitent:
Create and make in us new and contrite hearts
that we, worthily lamenting our sins
and acknowledging our wretchedness,
may receive from you, the God of all mercy,
perfect remission and forgiveness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord God,
you renew us with the living bread from heaven.
Nourish our faith,
increase our hope,
strengthen our love,
and enable us to live by every word
that proceeds from out of your mouth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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