> Collect & Readings: Sunday 25 June


'We all continue to hold in our prayers all those affected by the fire in London, the recent attacks in Finsbury Park, Manchester and Westminster.  We pray also that the response of those entrusted with leadership in the wake of such tragedy may show grace, integrity, compassion and wisdom to work for peace and loving their neighbour, seek the common good.'

Almighty, all merciful God,
Through Christ Jesus you have taught us to love one another, to love our neighbours as ourselves, and even to love our enemies.
In times of violence and fear, let the peace of Christ rule in our hearts, so that we may not be overcome with evil but overcome evil with good.
Help us to see each person in light of the love and grace you have shown us in Christ.
Send your spirit and renew the face of the earth; teach us to be compassionate towards the whole human family; strengthen the will of all those who fight for justice and for peace.
Put away the nightmares of terror and awaken us to the dawning of your new creation.
Establish among us a future where peace reigns, justice is done with mercy, and all are reconciled with each other
A prayer offered by Methodist Central Hall, Westminster

Readings:  Jeremiah 20:7-13; Romans 6:1b-11; Matthew 10:24-39
Collect for the Second Sunday after Trinity 
Faithful Creator
whose mercy never fails
deepen our faithfulness to you and to your living Word
Jesus Christ our Lord