Proper 12

Year C
Group: III
Colour: Green

Principal Service (Text shown)
Continuous
Hosea 1. 2-10
Psalm 85. or 85. 1-7
Colossians 2. 6-15, [16-19]
Luke 11. 1-13

or Related
Genesis 18. 20-32
Psalm 138
Colossians 2. 6-15, [16-19]
Luke 11. 1-13

Second Service (Text not shown)
Psalm 88. or 88. 1-9
Genesis 42. 1-25
1 Corinthians 10. 1-24
If the Second Service is a Eucharist, the Gospel is:
Matthew 13. 24-30, [31-43]

Third Service (Text not shown)
Psalm 95
Song of Solomon 2 or 1 Maccabees 2. [1-14,] 15-22
1 Peter 4. 7-14

Continuous

Hosea 1. 2-10

When the LORD first spoke through Hosea, the LORD said to Hosea, ‘Go, take for yourself a wife of whoredom and have children of whoredom, for the land commits great whoredom by forsaking the LORD.’ So he went and took Gomer daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son.
And the LORD said to him, ‘Name him Jezreel; for in a little while I will punish the house of Jehu for the blood of Jezreel, and I will put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel. On that day I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel.’
She conceived again and bore a daughter. Then the LORD said to him, ‘Name her Lo-ruhamah, for I will no longer have pity on the house of Israel or forgive them. But I will have pity on the house of Judah, and I will save them by the LORD their God; I will not save them by bow, or by sword, or by war, or by horses, or by horsemen.’
When she had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she conceived and bore a son. Then the LORD said, ‘Name him Lo-ammi, for you are not my people and I am not your God.’
Yet the number of the people of Israel shall be like the sand of the sea, which can be neither measured nor numbered; and in the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people’, it shall be said to them, ‘Children of the living God.’

Psalm 85. or 85. 1-7

Biblical text

1-7
LORD, you were favourable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. You forgave the iniquity of your people; you pardoned all their sin. You withdrew all your wrath; you turned from your hot anger.
4 Restore us again, O God of our salvation, and put away your indignation towards us. Will you be angry with us for ever? Will you prolong your anger to all generations? Will you not revive us again, so that your people may rejoice in you? Show us your steadfast love, O LORD, and grant us your salvation.
8-13
Let me hear what God the LORD will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts. Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land.
10 Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other. Faithfulness will spring up from the ground, and righteousness will look down from the sky. The LORD will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase. Righteousness will go before him, and will make a path for his steps.

Psalm 85. or 85. 1-7

Pointed Psalm

1-7
Lord, you were gracious / to your / land :
you re/stored the / fortunes of / Jacob.
You forgave the of/fence of your / people :
and / covered / all their / sins.
You laid aside / all your / fury :
and turned from your / wrathful / indig/nation.
Restore us again, O / God our / Saviour :
and / let your / anger / cease from us.
Will you be displeased with / us for / ever? :
Will you stretch out your wrath
from one gene/ration / to an/other?
Will you not give us / life a/gain :
that your people / may re/joice in / you?
Show us your / mercy, O / Lord :
and / grant us / your sal/vation.
8-13
I will listen to what the Lord / God will / say :
for he shall speak peace to his people and to the faithful,
that they / turn • not a/gain to / folly.
Truly, his salvation is near to / those who / fear him :
that his / glory may / dwell • in our / land.
Mercy and truth are / met to/gether :
righteousness and / peace have / kissed each / other;
Truth shall spring / up from the / earth :
and / righteousness look / down from / heaven.
The Lord will indeed give / all that is / good :
and our / land will / yield its / increase.
Righteousness shall / go be/fore him :
and di/rect his / steps • in the / way.

Colossians 2. 6-15, [16-19]

As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ. For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have come to fullness in him, who is the head of every ruler and authority. In him also you were circumcised with a spiritual circumcision, by putting off the body of the flesh in the circumcision of Christ; when you were buried with him in baptism, you were also raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead. And when you were dead in trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive together with him, when he forgave us all our trespasses, erasing the record that stood against us with its legal demands. He set this aside, nailing it to the cross. He disarmed the rulers and authorities and made a public example of them, triumphing over them in it.
[16-19]
Therefore do not let anyone condemn you in matters of food and drink or of observing festivals, new moons, or sabbaths. These are only a shadow of what is to come, but the substance belongs to Christ. Do not let anyone disqualify you, insisting on self-abasement and worship of angels, dwelling on visions, puffed up without cause by a human way of thinking, and not holding fast to the head, from whom the whole body, nourished and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows with a growth that is from God.

Luke 11. 1-13

He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.’ He said to them, ‘When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us. And do not bring us to the time of trial.’
And he said to them, ‘Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, “Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; for a friend of mine has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him.” And he answers from within, “Do not bother me; the door has already been locked, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.” I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, at least because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs.
‘So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish? Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!’

Related

Genesis 18. 20-32

Then the LORD said, ‘How great is the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah and how very grave their sin! I must go down and see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry that has come to me; and if not, I will know.’
22 So the men turned from there, and went towards Sodom, while Abraham remained standing before the LORD. Then Abraham came near and said, ‘Will you indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked? Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city; will you then sweep away the place and not forgive it for the fifty righteous who are in it? Far be it from you to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as the wicked! Far be that from you! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?’ And the LORD said, ‘If I find at Sodom fifty righteous in the city, I will forgive the whole place for their sake.’ Abraham answered, ‘Let me take it upon myself to speak to the Lord, I who am but dust and ashes. Suppose five of the fifty righteous are lacking? Will you destroy the whole city for lack of five?’ And he said, ‘I will not destroy it if I find forty-five there.’ Again he spoke to him, ‘Suppose forty are found there.’ He answered, ‘For the sake of forty I will not do it.’ Then he said, ‘Oh do not let the Lord be angry if I speak. Suppose thirty are found there.’ He answered, ‘I will not do it, if I find thirty there.’ He said, ‘Let me take it upon myself to speak to the Lord. Suppose twenty are found there.’ He answered, ‘For the sake of twenty I will not destroy it.’ Then he said, ‘Oh do not let the Lord be angry if I speak just once more. Suppose ten are found there.’ He answered, ‘For the sake of ten I will not destroy it.’

Psalm 138

Biblical text

I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; I bow down towards your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you have exalted your name and your word
above everything. On the day I called, you answered me, you increased my strength of soul.
All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O LORD, for they have heard the words of your mouth. They shall sing of the ways of the LORD, for great is the glory of the LORD. For though the LORD is high, he regards the lowly; but the haughty he perceives from far away.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve me against the wrath of my enemies; you stretch out your hand, and your right hand delivers me. The LORD will fulfil his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures for ever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.

Psalm 138

Pointed Psalm

I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my / whole / heart :
before the gods will / I sing / praise to / you.
I will bow down towards your holy temple and praise your name,
because of your / love and / faithfulness :
for you have glorified your name
/ and your / word above / all things.
In the day that I called to you, you / answered / me :
you / put new / strength in my / soul.
All the kings of the earth shall / praise you, O / Lord :
for they have / heard the / words of your / mouth.
They shall sing of the / ways of the / Lord :
that great is the / glory / of the / Lord.
Though the Lord be high, he watches / over the / lowly :
as for the proud, he re/gards them / from a/far.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
/ you • will pre/serve me :
you will stretch forth your hand against the fury of my
enemies; / your right / hand will / save me.
The Lord shall make good his / purpose / for me :
your loving-kindness, O Lord, endures for ever;
for/sake • not the / work of your / hands.

Colossians 2. 6-15, [16-19]
Luke 11. 1-13

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