Month: January 2016

Fourth Ordinary Sunday, 31 January: Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19; Psalm 71:1-6, 15-17; 1 Corinthians 13:4-13; Luke 4:21-30 ~ the embodiment of love

God of salvation, in Jesus the Christ, you announce freedom and summon us to new life in him. As we marvel at the grace and power of your word, enlighten us to see the beauty of the gospel and strengthen us to put it into practice. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.

Third Ordinary Sunday, 24 January: Nehemiah 8; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 12; Luke 1 & 4 ~ one in Word and Spirit

Lord God, whose compassion embraces all peoples, whose law is wisdom, freedom, and joy for the poor, fulfill in our midst your promise of favor, that we may receive the gospel of salvation with faith and, anointed by the Spirit, freely proclaim it. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.