Category Archives: Prayers

Christmas Day

In the beginning there was the Word. Isaiah 52:7-10 Psalm 98 Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12) John 1:1-14 The above readings are for Christmas III, most appropriate for Christmas Day, while readings for Christmas I and II are often used on Christmas … Continue reading

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The Holy Innocents – December 28th

Weeping for our Children Isaiah 63:7–9 Psalm 148 Hebrews 2:10–18 Matthew 2:13–23 The birth of Jesus according to the Gospel of St. Matthew is fraught with peril, flight, exile, and murder.  Most of us never hear of this drama since … Continue reading

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Advent 1: Year B

Watch. Wait. Be ready. Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80:1-18 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 Mark 13:24-37 Chapter 13 of Mark is full of ominous signs and strong words of advice. It may seem obscure to us today, but it is full of distinctly … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 19, Year A

Living in community under God’s dominion over evil and sin. The Collect (BCP 182/233): We ask that God’s Holy Spirit may direct our lives and rule our hearts in all things. Exodus 14:19-31: The Lord saves Israel from the Egyptians … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 14, Year A

You of little faith Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45 Romans 10:5015 Matthew 14:22-33 “Jesus’ miracle of walking on the sea is not just to ‘show off’ who he is but to come to the aid of his threatened … Continue reading

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Prayers for New Year’s Day

Oh Thou, who art ever the same, Grant us so to pass through the coming year with faithful hearts, that we may be able in all things to please Thy loving eyes. Amen.      Mozarabic, 700 A.D. Bless us, … Continue reading

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World Communion Sunday 2011

The first Sunday of every October is also known as “World Communion Sunday” and celebrated by many denominations through special services and pulpit sharing. Read more from last year’s post on this site. And a prayer for this year for … Continue reading

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