The Fourth Sunday of Lent
Purple or Lent array
1 Samuel 16.1-13
If the Principal Service readings have been displaced by Mothering Sunday provisions, they may be used at the Second Service.
Psalm 31.1-16 or
Micah 7 or
Prayer of Manasseh
Gospel at Holy Communion:
absolve your people from their offences,
that through your bountiful goodness
we may all be delivered from the chains of those sins
which by our frailty we have committed;
grant this, heavenly Father,
for Jesus Christ’s sake, our blessed Lord and Saviour,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
whose blessed Son our Saviour
gave his back to the smiters
and did not hide his face from shame:
give us grace to endure the sufferings of this present time
with sure confidence in the glory that shall be revealed;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.