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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