Lent Two

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C022 - Lent 2 - English

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Collect 44 (Text shown)

Post Communion Prayer 45 (Text shown)

Principle Service (Text shown)
Genesis 15. 1-12, 17, 18
Psalm 27
Philippians 3.17 – 4.1
Luke 13. 31-35

Second Service (Text not shown)
Psalm 135
Jeremiah 22. 1-9, 13-17
Luke 14. 27-33

Third Service (Text not shown)
Psalm 119. 161-176
Genesis 17. 1-7, 15-16
Romans 11. 13-24

1984 (Text not shown)
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Collect 44
1984 Prayer Book
Almighty God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves: keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Contemporary
Almighty God,
you show to those who are in error the light of your truth,
that they may return to the way of righteousness:
grant that all who are admitted
into the fellowship of Christ’s religion, may reject those things
that are contrary to their baptism,
and follow in the way of Jesus Christ our Lord;
who is alive and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion Prayer 45
Creator of heaven and earth,
we thank you for these holy mysteries
given us by our Lord Jesus Christ,
by which we receive your grace
and are assured of your love,
now and for ever.

Genesis 15. 1-12, 17, 18
After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, ‘Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.’ But Abram said, ‘O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?’ And Abram said, ‘You have given me no offspring, and so a slave born in my house is to be my heir.’ But the word of the Lord came to him, ‘This man shall not be your heir; no one but your very own issue shall be your heir.’He brought him outside and said, ‘Look towards heaven and count the stars, if you are able to count them.’ Then he said to him, ‘So shall your descendants be.’And he believed the Lord; and the Lord reckoned it to him as righteousness.
Then he said to him, ‘I am the Lord who brought you from Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to possess.’But he said, ‘O Lord God, how am I to know that I shall possess it?’He said to him, ‘Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon.’He brought him all these and cut them in two, laying each half over against the other; but he did not cut the birds in two.And when birds of prey came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away.
As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram, and a deep and terrifying darkness descended upon him.
When the sun had gone down and it was dark, a smoking fire-pot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces.On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, ‘To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates

Psalm 27
Biblical text
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When evildoers assail me to devour my flesh – my adversaries and foes – they shall stumble and fall.
Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war rise up against me, yet I will be confident.
One thing I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.
For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will set me high on a rock.
Now my head is lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the Lord.
Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud, be gracious to me and answer me! ‘Come,’ my heart says, ‘seek his face!’ Your face, Lord, do I seek. Do not hide your face from me.
Do not turn your servant away in anger, you who have been my help. Do not cast me off, do not forsake me, O God of my salvation! If my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will take me up.
Teach me your way, O Lord, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies. Do not give me up to the will of my adversaries, for false witnesses have risen against me, and they are breathing out violence.
I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!

Pointed Psalm
The Lord is my light and my salvation;
whom then / shall I / fear? :
The Lord is the strength of my life;
of whom then / shall I / be a/fraid?

When the wicked, even my enemies / and my / foes :
came upon me to eat up my / flesh, they / stumbled / and / fell.

Though a host encamp against me,
my heart shall / not be a/fraid :
and though there rise up war against me,
yet will I / put my / trust in / him.

One thing have I / asked • of the / Lord :
and / that a/lone I / seek:

That I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the / days of my / life :
to behold the fair beauty of the Lord
and to / seek his / will • in his / temple.

For in the day of trouble
he shall hide me / in his / shelter :
in the secret place of his dwelling shall he hide me
and set me / high up/on a / rock.

And now shall he / lift up my / head :
above my / enemies / round a/bout me;

Therefore will I offer in his dwelling an oblation
with / great / gladness :
I will sing and make / music / to the / Lord.

Hear my voice, O Lord, / when I / call :
have mercy up/on me and / answer / me.

My heart tells of your word, / ‘Seek my / face.’ :
Your / face, Lord, / will I / seek.

Hide not your / face / from me :
nor cast your / servant a/way • in dis/pleasure.

You have / been my / helper :
leave me not, neither forsake me, O / God of / my sal/vation.

Though my father and my / mother for/sake me :
the / Lord will / take me / up.

Teach me your / way, O / Lord :
lead me on a level path,
because of / those who / lie in / wait for me.

Deliver me not into the / will of my / adversaries :
for false witnesses have risen up against me,
and / those who / breathe out / violence.

I believe that I shall see the goodness / of the / Lord :
in the / land / of the / living.

Wait for the Lord;
be strong and he shall / comfort your / heart :
wait / patiently / for the / Lord.

Philippians 3.17 – 4.1
Brothers and sisters, join in imitating me, and observe those who live according to the example you have in us.For many live as enemies of the cross of Christ; I have often told you of them, and now I tell you even with tears.Their end is destruction; their god is the belly; and their glory is in their shame; their minds are set on earthly things.But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.He will transform the body of our humiliation so that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, by the power that also enables him to make all things subject to himself.
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved.

Luke 13. 31-35
At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, ‘Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.’ He said to them, ‘Go and tell that fox for me, “Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work.Yet today, tomorrow, and the next day I must be on my way, because it is impossible for a prophet to be killed away from Jerusalem.” Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!See, your house is left to you. And I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when you say, “Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.” ’

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