Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost preparation

September 11, 2011 is the thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost. It is, of course, also the tenth anniversary of the New York and Pentagon attacks.

Free Church Book of Common Prayer (1929)

Collect:

Almighty and everlasting God, who art always more ready to hear than we to pray, and art wont to give more than either we desire, or deserve; pour down upon us the abundance of thy mercy; forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid, and giving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask, but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord. Amen.

Epistle: 2 Cor. iii. 4-11.
Gospel: Mark. vii. 31-37 (end).

A book of prayer for the church and the home (Universalist, 1866)

Collect:

Almighty and everlasting God, who art always more ready to hear than we to pray, and art wont to give more than either we desire or deserve; pour down upon us the abundance of thy mercy; forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid, and giving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask, but through thy great love revealed to us by Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Gospel, St. Mark. vii. 31.
Epistle, 2 Cor. iii. 4.

Author: Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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