The Collect for Proper 29: The Sunday closest to November 23

Almighty and everlasting God,whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son,the King of kings and Lord of lords:Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin,may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule;who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, …

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The Collect for Proper 28: The Sunday closest to November 16

Blessed Lord,who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning:Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them,that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ;who lives and reigns with you and the Holy …

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The Collect for Proper 26: The Sunday closest to November 2

Almighty and merciful God,it is only by your gift that your faithful people offer you true and laudable service:Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises;through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever. Amen. (BCP 235) Marion Hatchett’s summary …

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The Collect for Proper 25: The Sunday closest to October 26

Almighty and everlasting God,increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity;and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command;through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,for ever and ever. Amen.(BCP 235) Marion Hatchett states:  “The message [of this Collect] …

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The Collect for Proper 24: The Sunday closest to October 19

Almighty and everlasting God,in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations:Preserve the works of your mercy,that your Church throughout the world may perseverewith steadfast faith in the confession of your Name;through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, for ever and ever. Amen.(BCP 235) This …

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The Collect for Proper 23: The Sunday closest to October 12

Lord,we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us,that we may continually be given to good works;through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever. Amen.(BCP 234-5) According to Marion Hatchett, this Collect was used for mornings or evenings in the late …

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The Collect for Proper 22: The Sunday closest to October 5

Almighty and everlasting God,you are always more ready to hear than we to pray,and to give more than we either desire or deserve:Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy,forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid,and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask,except through the merits …

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The Collect for Proper 21: The Sunday closest to September 28

O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity:Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises,may become partakers of your heavenly treasure;through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, for ever and ever. Amen.(BCP 234) According to …

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The Collect for Proper 20: The Sunday closest to September 21

Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly;and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away,to hold fast to those that shall endure;through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, for ever and ever. Amen.(BCP 234) …

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The Collect for Proper 19: The Sunday closest to September 14

O God, because without you we are not able to please you,mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts;through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever. Amen.(BCP 233) According to Marion Hatchett, this Collect was used …

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The Collect for Proper 18: The Sunday closest to September 7

Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts;for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength,so you never forsake those who make their boast of your mercy;through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever.  Amen.(BCP …

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The Collect for Proper 16: The Sunday closest to August 24

Grant, O merciful God,that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit,may show forth your power among all peoples,to the glory of your Name;through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, for ever and ever. Amen.(BCP 232-3) Marion Hatchett states that this Collect, originally …

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The Collect for the Feast of the Transfiguration (transferred from August 6)

Note:  The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Lake St. Louis, celebrates its title feast on the first Sunday of August (for more information about the transference of feasts, see BCP 16) O God, who on the holy mount revealed to chosen witnesses your well-beloved Son,wonderfully transfigured, in raiment white and glistening:Mercifully grant that we, being delivered …

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The Collect for Proper 11: The Sunday closest to July 20

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom,you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking:Have compassion on our weakness,and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not,and for our blindness we cannot ask;through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord,who lives and reigns with you and …

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The Collect for Proper 10: The Sunday closest to July 13

O Lord,mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you,and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do,and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them;through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever. Amen.(BCP 231) Marion …

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The Collect for Proper 7: The Sunday closest to June 22

O Lord,make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name,for you never fail to help and governthose whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving-kindness;through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with youand the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.(BCP 230) This Collect dates back to …

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The Collect for Proper 6: The Sunday closest to June 15

Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in your steadfast faith and love,that through your grace we may proclaim your truth with boldness,and minister your justice with compassion;for the sake of our Savior Jesus Christ,who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.(BCP 230) Written by the Rev. …

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The Collect for the First Sunday after Pentecost:  Trinity Sunday

Almighty and everlasting God,you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith,to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity,and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity:Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship,and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal …

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The Collect for the Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after the Ascension

O God, the King of glory,you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven:Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us,and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before;who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one …

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Using the Collects to Help Us See God’s Activity in Us and for Us

Invitation Our canon for Evangelism and Discipleship Development, The Rev. Whitney Rice, has asked us to consider how evangelism, for Episcopalians, is journeying together through discovering the Good News of Jesus Christ and inviting others to join us on this journey.  What does talking about our common journey together sound like?  What does intentionally living …

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