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The Fourth Sunday before Lent
The Sunday between 4 and 10 February Year A
we beseech thee favourably to hear the prayers of thy people;
that we, who are justly punished for our offences,
may be mercifully delivered by thy goodness,
for the glory of thy Name;
through Jesus Christ our Saviour,
who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit,
ever one God, world without end.
you know us to be set
in the midst of so many and great dangers,
that by reason of the frailty of our nature
we cannot always stand upright:
Grant to us such strength and protection
as may support us in all dangers
and carry us through all temptations;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The First Reading - Isaiah 58:1-9a, 9b-12
The Psalm - Psalm 112: 1-9,10
The Second Reading - 1 Corinthians 2: 1-12,13-16
The Gospel Reading - Matthew 5:13-20
Post Communion Prayer
God of tender care,
in this eucharist we celebrate your love for us and for all people.
May we show your love in our lives
and know its fulfilment in your presence.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.