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reviving a common collect

I am delighted to have uncovered another shared collect.

Let us pray (in silence) [that our hope in God may influence us daily]

Pause

Keep the household of your church, O God, [or Keep the whānau of…]
safe in your tender compassion,
so that we who entrust ourselves totally to your heavenly grace
may always be defended by your protection;
through Jesus Christ
who is alive with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

The above is part of my attempt to provide a set of collects with history and commentary.

In the Roman Catholic Church and in Anglican Churches and others following the Western (Book of Common Prayer) tradition there are differing translations of the shared Latin collect.

I have just completed a history and commentary which you can read here.

If you are new here, I have been working on a free eBook of shared collects; you can choose from a variety of formats here. I will add this collect to a future, updated edition.

Some communities will, this coming Sunday, be reading the Transfiguration story as their Gospel reading. For those who have a choice, my option would be to read the Transfiguration story with the majority of Christians (around the world today and throughout history) on the Second Sunday in Lent.

Once you have read my commentary, I would, as usual, appreciate any feedback or suggestions on this collect in the comments below.

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