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Collects And Readings

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The Third Sunday in Lent Year A

Collect One

We beseech thee, Almighty God,
mercifully to look upon thy people;
that by thy great goodness
they may be governed and preserved evermore, both in body and soul;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Merciful Lord,
Grant your people grace to withstand the temptations
of the world, the flesh and the devil
and with pure hearts and minds to follow you, the only God;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading - Joshua 1: 1-9

The Psalm - Psalm 40

The Second Reading - Ephesians 6: 10-20

The Gospel Reading - John 2: 13-22

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord our God,
you feed us in this life with bread from heaven,
the pledge and foreshadowing of future glory.
Grant that the working of this sacrament within us
may bear fruit in our daily lives;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.