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Resources for 26th Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 26th Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may run to receive God’s gift of God’s divine life] Pause O God, [or God of heaven and earth] you declare your almighty power above all by showing mercy and compassion; grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, who are running to obtain your promises, may… Continue Reading

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Resources for 24th Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 24th Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may love God in our hearts and in our actions] Pause Lord, [or God of compassion] direct our hearts by the action of your mercy, for without your help we cannot please you; through Jesus Christ who is alive with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,… Continue Reading

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Framing Sunday’s Readings

Framing Sunday’s Readings

Many people may have missed that week by week I have been pointing to introductions to the Sunday readings. Many places tell the congregation what they are about to hear. I think this restricts what we might hear the Spirit saying to the Church, what you might hear the Spirit say to you individually. On… Continue Reading

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Resources for 22nd Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 22nd Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that what is good within us may flourish] Pause God of power and might, [or Faithful God] source of all good, graft in our hearts the love of your name, and bind us more closely to you so that you nourish the goodness you sow in us and, by your… Continue Reading

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Creation Season 2017

Creation Season 2017

In the month of September, and concluding on the feast of St Francis on October 4, many people focus on creation. For Christians, creation is not merely an academic discussion about evolution or not – it is now, much more, seen as an essential part of mission, in partnership with others who share concern for… Continue Reading

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Resources for 21st Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 21st Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that God will make us one in mind and heart] pause O God, you inspire the hearts of the faithful with a single longing, grant your people to love what you command and to desire what you promise, so that in all the changes and chances of this uncertain world,… Continue Reading

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Resources for 20th Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 20th Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may love God in all things and above all things] Pause God, [or Gracious God or Living and gracious God] you have prepared for those who love you good things which no eye can see, and which surpass our understanding; pour into our hearts such longing for you,… Continue Reading

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