O Almighty God,
whose blessed Son called Matthew the tax collector
to be an apostle and evangelist:
give us grace to forsake the selfish pursuit of gain and the possessive love of riches
that we may follow in the way of your Son Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
2 Corinthians 4.1-6
Matthew 19.16- end
Psalm 119.33-40, 89-96
1 Kings 19.15-end
2 Timothy 3.14- end
Psalms 49, 117
Common of Apostles and Evangelists (here).
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