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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 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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