Liturgy

PRAYERS AND COLLECTS FOR THE SEASON AFTER THE EPIPHANY

Almighty God,
   your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, is the light of the world.
Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments,
   may shine with the radiance of Christ's glory,
that he may be known, worshiped, and obeyed
   to the ends of the earth, now and for ever. Amen.
         (THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, U.S.A., 1979, p. 163., ALT.)

 

O Christ, who commanded the apostles to go into all the world,
   and to preach the gospel to every creature,
let your name be great among the nations
   from the rising up of the sun to its going down,
   now and for ever. Amen.
         (LANCELOT ANDREWES, ENGLAND, 16TH CENT., ALT.)

 

Eternal Light, shine into our hearts.
Eternal Goodness, deliver us from evil.
Eternal Power, be our support.
Eternal Wisdom, scatter the darkness of our ignorance.
Eternal Pity, have mercy upon us.
That with all our heart and mind and soul and strength
   we may seek your face
   and be brought by your infinite mercy to your holy presence;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
         (ALCUIN OF YORK, ENGLAND, 8TH CENT.)


O living Christ, you changed Cana's water into festal wine.
Transform our common worship into celebration,
   that we may taste your glory here and now
and anticipate that heavenly banquet
   where we shall behold your face for ever. Amen.
         (DAVID SCHNASA JACOBSEN, U.S.A., 20TH CENT.)

 

Everlasting God, you gave us the faith of Christ
   for a light to our feet amid the darkness of this world.
Have pity on all who, by doubting or denying it,
   are gone astray from the path of safety.
Bring home the truth to their hearts, and grant them to receive it;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
         (WILLIAM BRIGHT, ENGLAND, 19TH CENT., ALT.)

 

O God,
you made of one blood
   all nations that dwell on the face of the whole earth,
   and sent your blessed Son to preach peace
      to them that are afar off and to them that are near.
Grant that all people everywhere may seek after you and find you.
Bring the nations into your fold, pour out your Spirit on all flesh,
   and hasten your kingdom;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
         (THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, U.S.A., 1928,  p.38., ALT.)

 

 

 

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