After Pentecost – 19th Sunday: 16 Oct 2022 – Gen 32:22-30; Ps 121; 2 Tim 3:14—4:5; Luke 18:1-8 ~ never give up praying for justice

After Pentecost – 19th Sunday: 16 Oct 2022

+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Set us free, loving Father,
from the bondage of our sins,
and in your goodness and mercy
give us the liberty of that abundant life
which you have made known to us
in our Savior Jesus Christ;
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
now and for ever. Amen.

Jesus told his disciples a story
to show that they should always pray
and never give up.
(Luke 18:1)


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OT Reading: Gen 32:22-30 (NLT)

Jacob Wrestles with God

32:22 During the night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two servant wives, and his eleven sons and crossed the Jabbok River with them. After taking them to the other side, he sent over all his possessions.

This left Jacob all alone in the camp, and a man came and wrestled with him until the dawn began to break. When the man saw that he would not win the match, he touched Jacob’s hip and wrenched it out of its socket. Then the man said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking!”

But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”

“What is your name?” the man asked.

He replied, “Jacob.”

“Your name will no longer be Jacob,” the man told him. “From now on you will be called Israel, because you have fought with God and with men and have won.”

“Please tell me your name,” Jacob said.

“Why do you want to know my name?” the man replied. Then he blessed Jacob there.

Jacob named the place Peniel (which means “face of God”), for he said, “I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been spared.”


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NT Reading: 2 Tim 3:14—4:5 (NLT)

3:14 But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you. You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.

4:1 I solemnly urge you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, who will someday judge the living and the dead when he comes to set up his Kingdom: Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.

For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. They will reject the truth and chase after myths.

But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you.


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Gospel Reading: Luke 18:1-8 (NLT)

Parable of the Persistent Widow

18:1 One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up. “There was a judge in a certain city,” he said, “who neither feared God nor cared about people. A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, ‘Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.’ The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, ‘I don’t fear God or care about people, but this woman is driving me crazy. I’m going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!’”

Then the Lord said, “Learn a lesson from this unjust judge. Even he rendered a just decision in the end. So don’t you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?”


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Prayer: ACNA | BCP2019

+ Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against your holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done, and we have done those things which we ought not to have done; and apart from your grace, there is no health in us.

+ O Lord, have mercy upon us. Spare all those who confess their faults. Restore all those who are penitent, according to your promises declared to all people in Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake, that we may now live a godly, righteous, and sober life, to the glory of your holy Name.

+ Almighty God, who has given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of your favor and glad to do your will.

    • Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure conduct.
    • Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way.
    • Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought here out of many tribes and tongues.
    • Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom, in your Name, we entrust the authority of government,
    • that there may be justice and peace at home, and that,
    • through obedience to your law, we may show forth your praise among the nations of the earth.
    • In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness,
    • and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in you to fail;

all of which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Closing: | John Birch

Grant us a willingness
to speak out for the weak
and vulnerable.
Grant us a readiness
to point out the corrupt
and indefensible.

+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.