Reveal among us the light of your presence, that we may behold your power and glory.
O King of the nations, and their desire,
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Unfold thy face, unmask thy ray,
Be-Attitude: Blessed are the pure in heart who really clan up their act.
Gracious God, you have visited your people and redeemed us in your Son: as we prepare to celebrate his birth, make our hearts leap for joy at the sound of your word, and move us through your Spirit to bless your wonderful works. We ask this through him whose coming is certain, whose Day draws near, your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Justice, mercy and peace
Religious Freedom: Each year, the US State Department publishes a report on international religious freedom. In 2012 Secretary Kerry designated eight countries as countries of particular concern: Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Uzbekistan. Many other countries including some democracies, also deserve criticism for their treatment of minority religious groups.
Iesum Dominum. Mairi Machines with The Dunedin Consort dir. Benjamin Parry, arr. W. Jackson.