Ordinary Time (After Pentecost)

The Weekdays after the Day of Pentecost
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Collect

O Lord, from whom all good things do come:

grant to us thy humble servants,

that by thy holy inspiration

we may think those things that be good

and, by thy merciful guiding may perform the same;

through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

O God of love,

who in this sacrament

dost make us one family in thy Son Jesus Christ,

one in the sharing of his body and blood

and one in the communion of his Spirit:

help us so to grow in love for one another

that we may come to the full maturity of the Body of Christ;

through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

Collect

Almighty and everlasting God,

who hast given unto us thy servants grace,

by the confession of a true faith,

to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity

and, in the power of the divine majesty, to worship the Unity:

we beseech thee that thou wouldest keep us steadfast in this faith

and evermore defend us from all adversities;

who livest and reignest, one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

Almighty and eternal God,

who hast revealed thyself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

and dost ever live and reign in the perfect unity of love:

hold us firm in this faith,

that we may know thee in all thy ways

and evermore rejoice in thy eternal glory;

who art three Persons yet one God,

now and for ever.

The Thursday after Trinity Sunday may be observed as

Collect

Lord Jesus Christ,

we thank thee that in this wonderful sacrament

thou hast given us a memorial of thy passion:

grant us so to reverence the sacred mysteries of thy body and blood

that we may know within ourselves

and show forth in our lives

the fruits of thy redemption;

who livest and reignest with the Father

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

All praise be to thee, our God and Father,

for that thou hast fed us with the bread of heaven

and hast quenched our thirst from the true vine:

grant that we, being grafted into Christ,

may grow together in unity

and be partakers of his heavenly feast;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Sunday after Trinity
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Collect

O God,

the strength of all them that put their trust in thee,

mercifully accept our prayers

and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature

we can do no good thing without thee,

grant us the help of thy grace

that, in keeping of thy commandments,

we may please thee, both in will and deed;

through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

Everlasting Father,

we thank thee that thou dost nourish us

with these thy heavenly gifts:

by this sacrament strengthen us in faith,

build us up in hope

and make us grow in love;

for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Second Sunday after Trinity
Green

Collect

O Lord, who hast taught us

that all our doings without charity are nothing worth:

send thy Holy Spirit

and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of charity,

the very bond of peace and of all virtues

without which whosoever liveth is counted dead before thee;

grant this for thine only Son Jesus Christ’s sake,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

O loving Father,

we thank thee for feeding us at the supper of thy Son:

sustain us with thy Spirit

that we, serving thee here on earth,

may come at last to the fullness of thy joy in heaven

and be partakers of thine eternal banquet

with Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Third Sunday after Trinity
Green

Collect

Almighty God,

who hast broken the tyranny of sin

and hast sent the Spirit of thy Son into our hearts,

whereby we call thee Father:

give us grace to dedicate our freedom to thy service,

that the whole world may be brought

to the glorious liberty of the children of God;

through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

O God, whose beauty is beyond our imagining

and whose power we cannot comprehend:

show us thy glory as far as we can grasp it,

and shield us from knowing more than we can bear

until we may look upon thee without fear;

through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

The Fourth Sunday after Trinity
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Collect

O God, the protector of all that trust in thee,

without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy:

increase and multiply upon us thy mercy

that, thou being our ruler and guide,

we may so pass through things temporal

that we lose not our hold on things eternal;

grant this, O heavenly Father,

for Jesus Christ’s sake our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

Everlasting God,

comforter to the afflicted and healer to the broken,

who hast nourished us at the table of life and hope:

teach us the ways of gentleness and peace

that all the world may acknowledge

the kingdom of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Fifth Sunday after Trinity
Green

Collect

Almighty and everlasting God,

by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified:

hear our prayer which we offer for all thy faithful people,

that in their vocation and ministry

they may serve thee in holiness and truth,

to the glory of thy name;

through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

Grant, O Lord, we beseech thee,

that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by thy governance

that thy Church may joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Sixth Sunday after Trinity
Green

Collect

O God, who hast prepared for them that love thee

such good things as pass our understanding:

pour into our hearts such love toward thee

that we, loving thee in all things and above all things,

may obtain thy promises

which exceed all that we can desire;

through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

O God of our pilgrimage,

who hast led us to the living water:

refresh and sustain us

as we go forward on our journey,

in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Seventh Sunday after Trinity
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Collect

Lord of all power and might,

who art the author and giver of all good things:

graft in our hearts the love of thy name,

increase in us true religion,

nourish us with all goodness,

and of thy great mercy keep us in the same;

through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

Lord God, whose Son is the true vine,

the source of life, who ever giveth himself that the world may live:

may we so receive within ourselves

the power of his death and passion

that in his cup of salvation we may partake of his glory

and also be made perfect in his love;

who liveth and reigneth, now and for ever.

The Eighth Sunday after Trinity
Green

Collect

O almighty Lord and everlasting God,

vouchsafe, we beseech thee,

to direct, sanctify and govern both our hearts and bodies

in the ways of thy laws and in the works of thy commandments,

that through thy most mighty protection,

both here and ever,

we may be preserved in body and soul;

through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

Strengthen for service, Lord,

the hands that have taken holy things;

may the ears which have heard thy word

be deaf to clamour and dispute;

may the tongues which have sung thy praise be free from deceit;

may the eyes which have seen the tokens of thy love

shine with the light of hope;

and may the bodies which have been fed with thy body

be refreshed with the fullness of thy life;

glory be to thee for ever.

The Ninth Sunday after Trinity
Green

Collect

Almighty God,

who didst send thy Holy Spirit

to be the life and light of thy Church:

open our hearts to the riches of thy grace,

that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit

in love and joy and peace;

through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

Holy Father,

who didst gather us around the table of thy Son

that we, with all thy household,

might partake of this holy food:

in that new world wherein the fullness of thy peace is revealed,

gather people of every race and tongue

to share in the eternal banquet of Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Tenth Sunday after Trinity
Green

Collect

Let thy merciful ears, O Lord,

be open to the prayers of thy humble servants;

and that they may obtain their petitions

make them to ask such things as shall please thee;

through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

God of our pilgrimage,

who hast willed that the gate of mercy

should stand open for those who trust in thee:

look upon us with thy favour

that we, following in the path of thy will,

may never wander from the way of life;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Eleventh Sunday after Trinity
Green

Collect

O God,

who declarest thy almighty power

most chiefly in showing mercy and pity:

mercifully grant unto us such a measure of thy grace

that we, running the way of thy commandments,

may obtain thy gracious promises

and be made partakers of thy heavenly treasure;

through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

Merciful Lord,

whose faithful people have celebrated that one true sacrifice

  which taketh away our sins and bringeth pardon and peace:

by our communion

stablish us on the foundation of the gospel

and preserve us from all sin;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity
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Collect

Almighty and everlasting God,

who art always more ready to hear than we to pray,

and art wont to give more than either we desire or deserve:

pour down upon us the abundance of thy mercy,

forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid

and giving us those good things

which we are not worthy to ask,

but through the merits and mediation

of Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

Merciful God,

who in this holy sacrament hast put away our sins

and given us thy healing;

grant that as we are made whole in Christ,

so we may bring thy healing to this broken world,

in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity
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Collect

Almighty God,

who hast called thy Church to witness

that thou wast in Christ reconciling the world to thyself:

help us so to proclaim the good news of thy love

that all who hear it may be drawn unto thee;

through him who was lifted up on the cross,

and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

O God our creator,

who dost feed thy children with the true manna

which is the living bread from heaven:

grant that, by this holy food,

we may be sustained through our earthly pilgrimage

until we come to that place

where hunger and thirst shall be no more;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity
Green

Collect

Almighty God,

whose only Son hath opened for us

a new and living way into thy presence:

grant that, with pure hearts and constant wills,

we may worship thee in spirit and in truth;

through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

O Lord God,

who art the source of all truth and love,

keep us faithful to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship,

united in prayer and in the breaking of bread,

and one in joy and simplicity of heart,

in Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
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Collect

God, who of thy generous mercy didst send the Holy Spirit

  upon thy Church in the burning fire of thy love:

grant that thy people may be fervent

in the fellowship of the gospel

that, ever abiding in thee,

they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service;

through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

Keep, we beseech thee, O Lord,

thy Church with thy perpetual mercy;

and, because our human frailty without thee cannot but fall,

keep us ever by thy help from all things hurtful

and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
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Collect

O Lord,

we beseech thee mercifully to receive the prayers

of thy people which call upon thee;

and grant that they may both perceive and know

what things they ought to do,

and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil the same;

through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

Almighty God,

who hast taught us through thy Son

that love is the fulfilling of the law:

grant that we may love thee with our whole heart

and our neighbours as ourselves;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity
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Collect

Almighty God,

thou hast made us for thyself

and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in thee:

pour thy love into our hearts and draw us to thyself,

and so bring us at the last to thy heavenly city

where we shall see thee face to face;

through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

Lord, we pray thee that thy grace

may always precede and follow us,

and make us continually to be given to all good works;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity
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Collect

Almighty and everlasting God,

increase in us thy gift of faith

that, forsaking that which is behind

and reaching out to that which is before,

we may run the way of thy commandments

and win the crown of everlasting joy;

through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

We give thee praise and thanks, Lord Jesus Christ,

for this sacred feast:

for here we receive thee,

here the memory of thy passion is renewed,

here our minds are filled with grace,

and here we are given a pledge of the glory to come,

when we shall feast at that table where thou reignest

with all thy saints for ever.

The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity
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Collect

O God, forasmuch as without thee

we are not able to please thee;

mercifully grant, that thy Holy Spirit

may in all things direct and rule our hearts;

through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

Holy and blessed God,

who dost vouchsafe to feed us

with the body and blood of thy Son

and hast filled us with thy Holy Spirit:

grant that we may honour thee

not only with our lips

but in lives dedicated to the service

of Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity
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Collect

O God, giver of life,

whose Holy Spirit welleth up within thy Church:

fill us with the gifts of that same Spirit

to live the gospel of Christ,

and make us ready to do thy will,

that we may share with all thy whole creation

the joys of eternal life;

through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

God our Father,

whose Son, the light unfailing,

hath come from heaven that he may deliver the world

from the darkness of ignorance:

may the eyes of our understanding

be opened through these holy mysteries

that we, knowing the way of life,

may walk in it without stumbling;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity
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Collect

Grant, we beseech thee, merciful Lord,

to thy faithful people pardon and peace,

that they may be cleansed from all their sins

and serve thee with a quiet mind;

through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

Father of light,

in whom is no change or shadow of turning,

who dost give us every good and perfect gift

and hast brought us to birth by thy word of truth:

grant that we may be a living sign of that kingdom

where thy whole creation will be made perfect

in Jesus Christ our Lord.

If there are twenty-three Sundays after Trinity, the provision for the Third Sunday before Lent (here) is used on the Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity.

The Last Sunday after Trinity
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Collect

Blessed Lord,

who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning:

grant that we may in such wise hear them,

read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them,

that by patience and comfort of thy holy word,

we may embrace and ever hold fast

the blessed hope of everlasting life,

which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

Most gracious God,

whose Son Jesus Christ fed the hungry

with the bread of his life

and the word of his kingdom:

renew thy people with thy heavenly grace

and in all our weakness

sustain us by thy true and living bread;

who liveth and reigneth, now and for ever.

1 November
All Saints’ Day
Principal Feast

Gold or White

Collect

O almighty God,

who hast knit together thine elect

in one communion and fellowship

in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord:

grant us grace so to follow thy blessed saints

in all virtuous and godly living

that we may come to those inexpressible joys

which thou hast prepared for them that unfeignedly love thee;

through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

O God,

the source of all holiness and giver of all good things:

grant that we, who have shared at this table

as strangers and pilgrims here on earth,

may with all thy saints

be welcomed to the heavenly feast

in the day of thy kingdom;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Fourth Sunday before Advent
Red or Green

Collect

Almighty and everlasting God,

who hast kindled the flame of love

in the hearts of thy saints:

grant to us, we beseech thee,

the same faith and power of love

that we, rejoicing in their triumphs,

may be sustained by their example and fellowship;

through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

O Lord of heaven,

who in this sacrament hast brought us near

to an innumerable company of angels

and to the spirits of the saints made perfect:

grant that, as in this food of our earthly pilgrimage

we have shared their fellowship,

so we may come to share their heavenly joy;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 
The Third Sunday before Advent
Red or Green

Collect

Almighty Father,

whose will is to restore all things

in thy beloved Son, the King of all:

govern the hearts and minds of those in authority

and bring the families of the nations,

divided and torn apart by the ravages of sin,

to be subject to his just and gentle rule;

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

O God of peace,

whose Son Jesus Christ proclaimed the kingdom

and restored the broken to wholeness of life:

look with compassion upon the anguish of the world

and, by thy healing power,

make whole both people and nations;

through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

In years when Remembrance Sunday is observed on the Second Sunday before Advent, the Collect and Post Communion for the Third Sunday before Advent may be used on Remembrance Sunday and the Collect and Post Communion for the Second Sunday before Advent may be used on the Third Sunday before Advent.

 
The Second Sunday before Advent
Red or Green

Collect

O God,

whose blessed Son was manifested

that he might destroy the works of the devil

and make us the children of God and heirs of eternal life:

grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope,

we may purify ourselves, even as he is pure,

that when he shall appear again with power and great glory

we may be made like unto him in his eternal and glorious kingdom;

where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Spirit,

he liveth and reigneth, one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

Gracious Lord,

who in this holy sacrament

dost give substance to our hope:

bring us at the last

to that fullness of life for which we long;

through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

In years when Remembrance Sunday is observed on the Second Sunday before Advent, the Collect and Post Communion for the Third Sunday before Advent may be used on Remembrance Sunday and the Collect and Post Communion for the Second Sunday before Advent may be used on the Third Sunday before Advent.

 
Christ the King

The Sunday next before Advent

Red or White

Collect

Eternal Father,

whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven

that he might rule over all things as Lord and King:

keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit

and in the bond of peace,

and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet;

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord,

the wills of thy faithful people;

that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works,

may of thee be plenteously rewarded;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This Post Communion may be used as the Collect at Morning and Evening Prayer during this week.