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A collect is a short prayer used in liturgy, for example towards the beginning of the Eucharist. It often reflects the themes of the particular season of the Church’s year. Its name comes from the idea that it ‘collects’ together the lessons of the service readings.

Holy Communion

At Holy Communion blessed bread and wine is shared, by which we receive the body and blood of Jesus Christ. The congregation gives thanks for Jesus’ life, his death and resurrection and his continuing presence. See also Eucharist.


Prayer sustains our human relationship with God and may involve words (formal or informal) or be silent. Prayer can involve adoration (‘I love you’), confession (‘sorry’), thanksgiving and supplication (‘please’).

Home Publications Word of the Lord Year A The Second Sunday of Epiphany

The Second Sunday of Epiphany

Prayer for the week

God of Compassion;

You know us through and through, you see our faults and weaknesses, and yet you long for us to turn to you and accept your forgiveness. May your transforming grace shine through us, so that it is not just for ourselves that we experience your mercy, but so that we may reflect your love for all the world.


Canon Carol Wardman

Collect for the week

Almighty God,
in Christ you make all things new:
transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace,
and in the renewal of our lives
make known your heavenly glory;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Sunday 19 January 2020

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The Second Sunday of Epiphany (A)