Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Liturgical Prayers for Proper 20A (14 August 2011)

Here are some suggested liturgical prayers for Sunday, 14 August 2011 (RCL Proper 20A).  All three are adapted from The Consultation on Common Texts, Revised Common Lectionary Prayers (Minneapolis, MN:  Fortress Press, 2002), 138, 174.

Collect or Prayer of the Day

Holy One of Israel,
you keep your covenants,
restore what is lost,
heal what is wounded and
gather in those who have been rejected.
Give us the faith
to speak as steadfastly as the Canaanite woman,
that the outcast may be welcomed
and all people blessed;
through Jesus Christ, your beloved,
who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, your love,
one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Prayer over the Gifts or Offertory Prayer

God of mercy and healing,
receive all we offer you this day
that all who are troubled
may know peace, comfort and courage
through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Prayer after Communion

God of the foreigner and the outcast,
you embrace all who call upon you.
Grant us your grace
that we may so love the world
that your name may be known
throughout the earth.
We pray in Christ's name.  Amen.

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