Readings and prayers for this week

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17th September 2023, 15th Sunday after Trinity

The Gospel reading is Matthew 18.21-35

the other readings are

Exodus 14.19-31   or   Genesis 50.15-21

Psalm 114   or   Canticle: Exodus 15.1b-11, 20,21   or   Psalm 103.[1-7]8-13* 

Romans 14.1-12

The Collect:

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 your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.  Amen


Lord God,

defend your Church from all false teaching

and give to your people knowledge of your truth,

that we may enjoy eternal life

in Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen