Day Fifteen — 1 March

Hear our voice, O Lord, according to your faithful love.

Lectionary readings (Click the links to see the readings):
Genesis 37.3-28 | Psalm 105.16-22 | Matthew 21.33-46

God, who has proven your love for humanity by sending us Jesus Christ our Lord, and has illumined our human life by the radiance of his presence, I give you thanks for this your greatest gift.

For my Lord's days upon earth:
for the record of his deeds of love:
for the words he spoke for my guidance and help:
for his obedience unto death:
for his triumph over death:
for the presence of his Spirit with me now:
I thank you, O God.

Grant that the remembrance of his blessed life that once was lived out on this common earth under these ordinary skies may remain with me in all the tasks and duties of this day. Let me remember his eagerness, not to be ministered unto, but to minister:
his sympathy with suffering of every kind:
his bravery in face of his own suffering:
his meekness of bearing, so that, when reviled, he reviled not again:
his steadiness of purpose in keeping to his appointed task:
his simplicity:
his self-discipline:
his serenity of spirit:
his complete reliance upon you, his Father in Heaven.
and in each of these ways give me grace to follow in his footsteps.

Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, I commit all my ways unto you. I make over my soul to your keeping. I pledge my life to your service. May this day be for me a day of, obedience and of charity, a day of happiness and of peace. May all my walk and conversation be such as becomes the gospel of Christ. Amen.

—John Baillie. A Diary of Private Prayer (Oxford, 1936)

Christus Vincit

The Chapel of the Order of the Thistle, Scotland's highest order of chivalry, in the St Giles' Cathedral.

James MacMillan (Scotland, 1959- ). Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat. Alleluia! (Christ conquers, Christ is King, Christ is Lord of all. Alleluia!) Choir of Westminster Cathedral, dir. Martin Baker.

May God our Redeemer show us compassion and love. Amen.

St Philip's Anglican Church, cnr Moorhouse and Macpherson Streets, O'Connor, ACT 2602