Let us pray (in silence) [that we may desire to know what is right and be ready to do it]
Grant to us, Lord [or O God], we pray,
the spirit to always think and do what is right,
that we, who cannot exist without you,
may be able to live according to your will;
through Jesus Christ
who is alive with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
The above ancient prayer is used by Roman Catholics and Episcopalians/Anglicans but on different days. It has a long, shared history which you can find here: Ordinary 19. The above is my rendering. Suggested improvements are welcome (please add them in the comments). I will consider adding this to my Book of Prayers in Common.
It has been said to express as succinctly as possible the whole doctrine of grace.
Some other celebrations this coming week:
Monday 8 August: Dominic; Mary MacKillop
Tuesday 9 August: Mary Sumner
Wednesday 10 August: Laurence; John Mason Neale
Thursday 11 August: Clare of Assisi; John Henry Newman
Saturday 13 August: Florence Nightingale; Jeremy Taylor; Hippolytus
Further resources: Textweek
You can add other resources in the comments area.
- Resources for 18th Ordinary Sunday
- Resources for 20th Ordinary Sunday
- Resources for 28th Ordinary Sunday
- Resources for 29th Ordinary Sunday
- Resources for 21st Ordinary Sunday