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The Friday after The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

The Sunday between 28 August and 3 September

8th September 2017

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The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Collect One

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.

Almighty God,
who didst look upon the lowliness of the blessed Virgin Mary
and didst choose her to be the mother of thine only Son;
Grant that we, who are redeemed by his blood,
may share with her in the glory of thine eternal kingdom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty and everlasting God,
you are always more ready to hear than we to pray
and to give more than either we desire, or deserve:
Pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy,
forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid,
and giving us those good things
which we are not worthy to ask
save through the merits and mediation
of Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.

Almighty God,
who looked upon the lowliness of the blessed Virgin Mary
and chose her to be the mother of your only Son:
Grant that we who are redeemed by his blood
may share with her in the glory of your eternal kingdom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Isaiah 61: 10–11

The Psalm

Psalm 45: 10–17

The Second Reading

Galatians 4: 4–7

The Gospel Reading

Luke 1: 46–55

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Post Communion Prayer

God of compassion,
in this eucharist we know again your forgiveness
and the healing power of your love.
Grant that we who are made whole in Christ
may bring that forgiveness and healing to this broken world,
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Almighty and everlasting God,
who stooped to raise fallen humanity
through the child-bearing of blessed Mary:
Grant that we who have seen your glory
revealed in our human nature,
and your love made perfect in our weakness,
may daily be renewed in your image,
and conformed to the pattern of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Isaiah 61: 10–11
218* And can it be that I should gain
418* Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face
671 Jesus thy blood and righteousness
175 [Of the Father’s heart begotten]

Alternative Genesis 3: 8–15, 20
1st Reading 250* All hail the power of Jesu’s name
99* Jesus, the name high over all
484* Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
555 Lord of creation, forgive us, we pray
108* Praise to the Holiest in the height
545* Sing of Eve and sing of Adam
290 Walking in a garden at the close of day
186 What Adam’s disobedience cost
292* [Ye choirs of new Jerusalem]

Psalm Psalm 45: 10–17 [Pr9A]
528* The Church’s one foundation
142 [Wake, O wake, with tidings thrilling]

2nd Reading Galatians 4: 4–7 [C1B/1–1]
558 Abba Father, let me be
241* [Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle]
185 Virgin–born, we bow before thee

The Gospel Luke 1: 46–55
704* Mary sang a song, a song of love
712* Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord
373* To God be the glory! Great things he has done!


Also suitable
459* For all the saints who from their labours rest
461* For all thy saints, O Lord
460 For all your saints in glory, for all your saints at rest (vv. 1, 2o, 3]
462 For Mary, mother of our Lord
471 Rejoice in God’s saints, today and all days
472 Sing we of the blessèd mother
139 The angel Gabriel from heaven came (omit v. 4)
476* Ye watchers and ye holy ones

Daily Prayer

Preparation

Versicles and Responses

O Lord, open our lips

All and our mouth will proclaim your praise.

O God, make speed to save us.

All O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;

All as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever. Amen.

Praise the Lord.

All The Lord’s name be praised.

The Word of God

A Psalm

Psalm 74, 75

Psalm 74, 75

Psalm 74, 75

A Canticle

Which may be said here or between the readings

Saviour of the World

1 Jesus, Saviour of the world,
come to us in your mercy:
we look to you to save and help us.

2 By your cross and your life laid down
you set your people free:
we look to you to save and help us.

3 When they were ready to perish you saved your disciples:
we look to you to come to our help.

4 In the greatness of your mercy, loose us from our chains,
forgive the sins of all your people.

5? Make yourself known as our Saviour and mighty Deliverer;
save and help us that we may praise you.

6 Come now and dwell with us Lord Christ Jesus:
hear our prayer and be with us always.

7 And when you come in your glory:
make us to be one with you
and to share the life of your kingdom. Amen.

One or two readings

The Gospel Canticle

Benedictus

1 Blessèd be the Lord the God of Israel,
who has come to his people and set them free.

2 The Lord has raised up for us a mighty saviour,
born of the house of his servant David.

3 Through the holy prophets God promised of old
to save us from our enemies,
from the hands of those who hate us,

4 to show mercy to our forebears,
and to remember his holy covenant.

5 This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham:
to set us free from the hand of our enemies.

6 Free to worship him without fear,
holy and righteous before him all the days of our life.

7 And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High,
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,

8 To give his people knowledge of salvation
by the forgiveness of all their sins.

9 In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us.

10 To shine on those who dwell in darkness
and the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit
As it was in the beginning is now and shall be forever. Amen

The Apostles’ Creed

Prayer

Kneel

Let us pray

Lord, have mercy

All Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy

Weekday Intercessions and Thanksgivings

The Priestly Ministry of Christ: All that meets Human Need

Gracious God and Father,
you have given your Son for us all,
that his death might be our life
and his affliction our peace.

Intercession

We pray for [The Suffering]
the hungry ...
the refugees ...
the prisoners ...
the persecuted ...
all who bring sin and suffering to others ...
all who seek to bring care and relief ...

Thanksgiving

Gracious God and Father, we give you thanks
for the cross of Christ at the heart of creation,
the presence of Christ in our weakness and strength,
the grace of Christ to transform our suffering ...
for all ministries of healing,
all agencies of relief,
all that sets us free from pain, fear and distress ...
for the assurance that your mercy knows no limit,
and for the privilege of sharing Christ’s ministry in prayer.

Concluding Prayer

In darkness and in light,
in trouble and in joy,
help us to trust your love,
to serve your purpose
and to praise your name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect of the Day

Almighty and everlasting God,
you are always more ready to hear than we to pray
and to give more than either we desire, or deserve:
Pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy,
forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid,
and giving us those good things
which we are not worthy to ask
save through the merits and mediation
of Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.

Alternative collects

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever. Amen.

Going out as God’s people

The Lord be with you

All and also with you.

Let us bless the Lord.

All Thanks be to God.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,

and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore.

All Amen

To the King of Ages, immortal, invisible, the only God

be honour and glory for ever and ever.

All Amen

May the God of hope

fill you with all joy and peace in believing,

so that by the Holy Spirit

you may abound in hope.

All Amen

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