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My view of life from the cheap seats… Art Chartier

26th Ordinary Sunday, 25 September: Amos 6:1a, 4-7; Psalm 146:7-10; 1 Timothy 6:11-16; Luke 16:19-31 ~ pursue righteousness

O God of justice, hear our cry and save us. Make us heed your word to the prophets; rouse us to the demand of the gospel and impel us to carry it out.

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.

September 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

25th Ordinary Sunday, 18 September: Amos 8:4-7; Psalm 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8; 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 16:1-13 ~ help others and make friends

God our Savior, you call us into your service. Make us wise and resourceful: children of the light who continue your work in this world with untiring concern for integrity and justice. 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.

September 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

24th Ordinary Sunday, 11 September: Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14; Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 17, 19; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-32 ~ Jesus is praying for you

Undaunted you seek the lost, O God, exultant you bring home the found. Touch our hearts with grateful wonder at the tenderness of your forbearing love. Grant us delight in the mercy that has found us and bring all to rejoice at the feast of forgiveness. 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.

September 11, 2016

Morning Prayer: Mon, 05 Sep – Proverbs 28:13; James 2:12-13 ~ mercy given, mercy received

King of heaven and earth, Lord God, rule over our hearts, minds and bodies this day. Sanctify us and, by the power of your Word and Spirit, guide our every thought, word and deed, so that now and forever your grace may free and save us. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

September 5, 2016

23rd Ordinary Sunday, 04 September: Proverbs 2; Psalm 90:3-6, 12-17; Philemon 9-10, 12-17; Luke 14:25-33 ~ count the cost

God of the ages, you call the Church to keep watch in the world and to discern the signs of the times. Grant us the wisdom which your Spirit bestows, that with courage we may proclaim your prophetic word and complete the work you have set before us. 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.

September 4, 2016

Morning Prayer: Sat, 03 Sep – Proverbs 15:22; Romans 12:14-16 ~ live in harmony

God our Father, your sovereign rule is a rule of love, your providence is full of mercy for your people. Grant the spirit of wisdom to those you have placed in civil and spiritual authority over us, so that we may enter into your peace and live in harmony with one another. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

September 3, 2016

Morning Prayer: Fri, 02 Sep – Proverbs 16:7; Ephesians 2:13-16 ~ Christ is our peace

Praise to you, Heavenly Father, for your Son, my Lord Jesus Christ. Through the Holy Spirit he offered himself in sacrifice to you, that I might be delivered from death and selfishness, and be free to live in your peace.

September 2, 2016

Morning Prayer: Thu, 01 Sep – Proverbs 10:20-21; Romans 14:17-19 ~ encourage someone

Lord God, true Light and Creator of light, grant that faithfully pondering on all that is holy, I may ever live in the splendour of your presence. Through my Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

September 1, 2016

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