Fourth Sunday after Pentecost 2011 preparation

July 10, 2011 is the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. I’ll be meditating on these.

Free Church Book of Common Prayer (1929)


O Lord, we beseech the mercifully to hear us; and grant that we, to whom thou hast given an hearty desire to pray, may by thy mighty aid be defended and comforted in all dangers and adversities; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


We beseech the, O Lord, to renew thy people inwardly and outwardly, that as thou wouldest not have them to be hindered by bodily pleasures, thou mayest make them vigorous with spiritual purpose, and refresh them in such sort by things transitory that thou mayest grant them rather to cleave to things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

  • Epistle: 1 Pet. v: 5-11
  • Gospel: Luke xv: 1-10

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


O Lord God, who hast made glorious the name of thy Son Jesus Christ; mercifully grant us, we beseech thee, such a participation of his spirit, that we may even here possess rich measures of heavenly strength and comfort; and that hereafter we may be admitted to the full joy of his blessed presence forever and ever. Amen.

  • Same lessons.

By Scott Wells

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

1 comment

  1. The gospel is two parables: the lost sheep and the lost coin. The epistle seems to be the source of the Universalist collect and the second FCBCP collect, especially in reference to humility and order.

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