Collect prayers and readings

Proper 15 – 16th August

Collect Prayer

God of constant mercy, who sent your Son to save           us in our weakness; keep us mindful of your goodness, that, as your grace increases in us, our thankfulness       may also grow, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Reading

Romans 11.1-2a, 29-37

Matthew 15, 10-20

Proper 16 – 23 August

Collect Prayer

Lord of creation, whose glory is around and within us;   

Open our eyes to your wonders, that we may serve you   with reverences and come to our lives’ end in peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Readings

Romans 12.1-8

Matthew 16.13-20

Proper 17 – 30 August

Collect Prayer

Gracious God, you call us to fullness of life:

deliver us from unbelief and banish our anxieties

with the liberating love of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Readings

Romans 12.9-21 

Matthew 16.21-28  

Proper 18 – 6 September

Collect Prayer

God, our judge and saviour, teach us to be open          

to your truth and to trust in your love,

that we may live each day with confidence in the

salvation which is given through Jesus Christ our

Lord.

Readings

Romans 13.8-14

Matthew 18.15-20

Proper 19 – 13 September

Collect Prayer

Faithful Lord, whose steadfast love never ceases

and whose mercies never come to an end:

grant us the grace to trust you and to receive

the gifts of your love, new every morning,

in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Readings

Romans 14.1-12

Matthew 18.21-35

Proper 20 – 20 September

Collect Prayer

God, our light and our salvation:

illuminate our lives, that we may see your

goodness in the land of  the living, and looking

on your beauty may be changed into the likeness of

Jesus Christ our Lord.

Readings

Philippians 1.21-30                                              

Matthew 20.1-16

Proper 21 – 27 September (Harvest Festival)

Collect Prayer

Creator God, you made the goodness of the land,

the riches of the sea and the rhythm of the seasons;

as we thank you for the harvest, may we cherish and

respect this planet and its peoples,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Readings

2 Corinthians 9.6-15

Luke 12.16-30 

Proper 22 – 4 October

Collect Prayer

Merciful God,

teach us to be faithful in change and uncertainty,

that trusting in your word

and obeying your will

we may enter the unfailing joy of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Readings

Philippians 3.4b-14

Matthew 21.33-46

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