Today the cycle of the Churches year ends as we commemorate and celebrate Christ the King.
Here are some prayers and images –
Almighty and merciful God,
you break the power of evil and make all things new
in your Son Jesus Christ, the King of the universe.
May all in heaven and earth
acclaim your glory and never cease to praise you.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Christ Jesus, friend of the poor, the meek and the merciful,
has been enthroned above all authority and power
in this world and in the world that is to come.
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth,
serve the Lord with gladness
come into his presence with singing.
God has placed everything under Christ’s wounded feet,
appointed the one who wore a crown of thorns
as the supreme head of the church, his body.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
come into his courts with praise.
Give thanks and praise his loving name!