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Saint James Year A

Collect One

Grant, O merciful God,
that as thine holy apostle Saint James,
leaving his father and all that he had,
without delay was obedient unto the calling
of thy Son Jesus Christ, and followed him;
so we, forsaking all worldly and carnal affections,
may be evermore ready to follow thy holy commandments;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Grant, we beseech thee, O God,
that after the example of thy servant, James the Just,
brother of our Lord,
thy Church may give itself continually to prayer
and to the reconciliation of all who are at variance and enmity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Merciful God,
whose holy apostle Saint James,
leaving his father and all that he had,
was obedient to the calling of your Son Jesus Christ
and followed him even to death:
Help us, forsaking the false attractions of the world,
to be ready at all times to answer your call without delay;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Lord, God of peace:
Grant that after the example of your servant,
James the brother of our Lord,
your Church may give itself continually to prayer
and to the reconciliation of all
who are caught up in hatred or enmity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading - Jeremiah 45: 1-5

The Psalm - Psalm 126

The Second Reading - Acts 11: 27 - 12: 2

The Gospel Reading - Matthew 20: 20-28

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OR

The First Reading - Isaiah 49: 1-6

The Psalm - Psalm 1

The Second Reading - Acts 15: 12-22

The Gospel Reading - Mark 3: 31-35

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Post Communion Prayer

Father,
we have eaten at your table
and drunk from the cup of your kingdom.
Teach us the way of service
that in compassion and humility
we may reflect the glory of Jesus Christ,
Son of Man and Son of God, our Lord.

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Lord Jesus Christ,
we thank you that after your resurrection you appeared to James,
and endowed him with gifts of leadership for your Church.
May we, who have known you now in the breaking of bread,
be people of prayer and reconciliation.
We ask it for your love’s sake.