Sunday: Ordinary 30B, Proper 25

The prayer of the humble

      The redeemed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing; and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads. Isa.51:11
      Let us pray [for the strength to do God's will.]
      Almighty and ever-living God, strengthen our faith, hope and love. May we do with loving hearts what you ask of us and enter more fully the life you promise. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. AAPB
      Almighty and eternal God, grant that we may grow in faith, hope and love; and that we may obtain what you promised, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BCP. Trinity 14
      O God, you give light to the blind and comfort to the sorrowing, and in your Son you have given us a High Priest who has offered the true sacrifice for us and yet can sympathize with us in our weakness: hear the cry of your people and lead us home to our true country, where with you and the Holy Spirit you live and reign, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen. APBA
      Lord, our ruler and guide, we thank you for the reformation of your Church, for those men and women in the past who have sought to renew your decayed people with a spirit of understanding, truth and peace. Help us to strive with all our hearts to know what is pleasing to you. Where there is error, correct what is wrong; where there is want, supply what is lacking, where there is right, strengthen and confirm, and where there is division, heal and unite. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. For Reformation Sunday
      The Lord will redeem Israel.   Jeremiah 31:7-14   31:7-9
      Those that sow in tears, shall reap with songs of joy.   Psalm 126  
      Job replies to the Lord.   Job 42:1-17   42:1-6, 10-17
      O taste and see that the Lord is good.   Psalm 34:1-8   34:1-8, (19-22)
      Christ's superior priesthood.   Hebrews 7:20-28   7:23-28   7:21-28
      Jesus heals blind Bartimaeus.   Mark 10:46-52  
Supplementary readings
      The priesthood and promise.   Hebrews 8:1-6  
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      RCL reading;
      APBA reading;
      Congregational response or refrain, AAPB/RSV;
      Subject heading, AAPB;
      Where there is a second Old Testament reading it is sequential rather than linked to the gospel;
      Hymn book and other abbreviations. See In Words and Song.

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