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Collects And Readings

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The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
The Sunday between 18 and 24 September Year B

Collect One

O Lord, we beseech thee,
let thy continual pity cleanse and defend thy Church;
and, because it cannot continue in safety without thy succour,
preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

O Lord,
Hear the prayers of your people who call upon you;
and grant that they may both perceive and know
what things they ought to do,
and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil them;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading - Proverbs 31: 10-31 or Wisdom 1:16-2:1,12-22 or Jeremiah 11:18-20

The Psalm - Psalm 1 or Psalm 54

The Second Reading - James 3: 13 - 4: 3,7-8a

The Gospel Reading - Mark 9: 30-37

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Post Communion Prayer

God of mercy,
through our sharing in this holy sacrament
you make us one body in Christ.
Fashion us in his likeness here on earth,
that we may share his glorious company in heaven,
where he lives and reigns now and for ever.