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Week starting November 14


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collect/opening prayer reflection November 14 and week following [NZPB/HKMA]

Blessed Lord,
who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning:
Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them,
that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life,
which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ;
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

As an aside, fascinatingly the above is one of the great, previously well-known Anglican collects that has been omitted in our NZ Prayer Book. On having people begin thinking about Stir Up Sunday (named after the well-known collect on that day) I checked to see where that has been moved to through motion 5 passed at General Synod this year. Interestingly, as far as I can tell, the “Stir up…” collect has been omitted in that revision.

Heavenly Father,
whose blessed Son was revealed
to destroy the works of the devil
and to make us the children of God and heirs of eternal life:
grant that we, having this hope,
may purify ourselves even as he is pure;
that when he shall appear in power and great glory
we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom;
where he is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Common Worship (CofE)

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