St George

St George

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God of hosts,
who so kindled the flame of love
in the heart of your servant George
that he bore witness to the risen Lord
by his life and by his death:
give us the same faith and power of love
that we who rejoice in his triumphs
may come to share with him the fullness of the resurrection;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

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Ephesians 6.10-20

<!– 10 –><!– The Whole Armour of God –>

<!– 10 –>Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. <!– 11 –>Put on the whole armour of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. <!– 12 –>For our<!– +fOther ancient authorities read your+e –> struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. <!– 13 –>Therefore take up the whole armour of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. <!– 14 –>Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. <!– 15 –>As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace. <!– 16 –>With all of these,<!– +fOr In all circumstances+e –> take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. <!– 17 –>Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

<!– 18 –>Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints. <!– 19 –>Pray also for me, so that when I speak, a message may be given to me to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel,<!– +fOther ancient authorities lack of the gospel+e –> <!– 20 –>for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it boldly, as I must speak.

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