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Collects And Readings

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The Ninth Sunday after Trinity
The Sunday between 14 and 20 August Year A

Collect One

Grant to us, Lord, we beseech thee,
the spirit to think and do always
such things as be rightful;
that we, who cannot do any thing
that is good without thee,
may by thee be enabled to live according to thy will;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
who sent your Holy Spirit
to be the life and light of your Church:
Open our hearts to the riches of his grace,
that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit
in love and joy and peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading - Genesis 45: 1-15

The Psalm - Psalm 133

The Second Reading - Romans 11: 1-2a, 29-32

The Gospel Reading - Matthew 15: [10-20], 21-28

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Post Communion Prayer

Holy Father,
who gathered us here around the table of your Son
to share this meal with the whole household of God:
In that new world where you reveal the fulness of your peace,
gather people of every race and language
to share in the eternal banquet
of Jesus Christ our Lord.