collect/opening prayer reflection for August 14 and the week following (NZPB)
collect/opening prayer reflection for August 14 and the week following (BCP USA TEC)

Common Worship (CofE) – The Eighth Sunday after Trinity

Almighty Lord and everlasting God,
we beseech you to direct, sanctify and govern
both our hearts and bodies
in the ways of your laws
and the works of your commandments;
that through your most mighty protection, both here and ever,
we may be preserved in body and soul;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Mary mother of Jesus collect/opening prayer reflection for August 15
The Blessed Virgin Mary

newly-announced-here online lectionary resources

Plenty of ideas around Jesus changing his mind; the blind leading the blind; the bland leading the bland…

Commentary on the Sunday reading from Waiapu Academy

Regulars will know that each week commentaries are provided on collects (as above). Recently maintaining the collect tradition has been significant here.

You can share any comments as well as any resources, ideas, sermon-starters, children’s activities, hymns, prayers, etc. in the comments section below.

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