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Saint Stephen (2020)

We thank our Lord of glory for the example His servant, Stephen–the first martyr–who confessed his faith as he looked up to heaven and prayed for his persecutors (see Acts 7:54-60). Saint Stephen (December 26), from The Book of Common Prayer. http://media.blubrry.com/sacredmeditations/p/sacredmeditations.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Saint-Stephen-Dec26-BCP.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts …

A Prayer with Acts 14:19-15:5

God protected and sustained His servant Paul even as he bore in his body the wounds of Christ for proclaiming the Gospel. We pray Him to encourage and strengthen His Church to continue in the faith even as she endures opposition. Source: “Sacred Meditations Collects” (Daily Lectionary found in Lutheran …

A Prayer with Acts 12

God, our Father, sent His angel to rescue Peter from Herod’s prison. We pray Him to send His holy angels to protect and defend all who are persecuted and imprisoned for confessing salvation through Christ alone and grant them faithfulness to confess Him. Source: “Sacred Meditations Collects” (Daily Lectionary found …