Month: August 2016

22nd Ordinary Sunday, 28 August: Isaiah 2:10-12; Psalm 68:4-7, 10-11; Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24; Luke 14:1, 7-14 ~ humble yourself

God and judge of all, you show us that the way to your kingdom is through humility and service. Keep us true to the path of justice and give us the reward promised to those who make a place for the rejected and the poor. We ask 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.

Morning Prayer: Fri, 26 Aug – Proverbs 8:32-36; Ephesians 4:29-32 ~ make me a blessing

Lord God, you hold out the light of your Word to those who do not know you. Show me loving-kindness – that I may be an encouragement to others today. Strengthen in my heart the faith you have given me, so that no trials may quench the fire your Spirit has kindled within me. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Morning Prayer: Wed, 24 Aug – Proverbs 7:1-3; Ephesians 2:19-22 ~ we are his house

Almighty God and Father, strengthen us in the faith which has been handed down to us by the prophets and apostles, and made flesh and blood in your Son, Jesus Christ. Grant that your Church may become the sign and seal of salvation for all the nations of the earth. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.