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Collects And Readings

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Saint Barnabas Year A

Collect One

O Lord God almighty,
who didst endue thy holy apostle Barnabas
with singular gifts of the Holy Spirit;
Leave us not, we beseech thee, destitute of thy manifold gifts,
nor yet of grace to use them alway to thy honour and glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Bountiful God, giver of all gifts,
who poured your Spirit upon your servant Barnabas:
Help us, by his example, to be generous in all our judgments,
and unselfish in our service;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading - Job 29: 11-16

The Psalm - Psalm 112: 1-9

The Second Reading - Acts 11: 19-30

The Gospel Reading - John 15: 12-17

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Post Communion Prayer

Just and merciful God,
we have heard your word
and received new life at your table.
Kindle in us the flame of love
by which your apostle Barnabas bore witness to the gospel,
and send us out in Jesus’ name
to encourage our brothers and sisters in faith.
We ask this for his sake.