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Collects And Readings

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The Fifthteenth Sunday after Trinity
The Sunday between 11 and 17 September Year B

Collect One

Keep, we beseech thee,
O Lord, thy Church with thy perpetual mercy;
and, because the frailty of man without thee cannot but fall,
keep us ever by thy help from all things hurtful,
and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

God,
who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit
upon your Church in the burning fire of your love:
Grant that your people may be fervent
in the fellowship of the gospel;
that, always abiding in you,
they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading - Proverbs 1: 20-33 or Isaiah 50:4-9a

The Psalm - Psalm 19 or Psalm 116:1-9

The Second Reading - James 3: 1-12

The Gospel Reading - Mark 8: 27-38

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Post Communion Prayer

Eternal God,
we have received these tokens of your promise.
May we who have been nourished with holy things
live as faithful heirs of your promised kingdom.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.