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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 Seventh Sunday after Trinity

The Seventh Sunday after Trinity

Prayer for the week

God of time and space

We are awed by the majesty of your creation, and become increasingly aware of its marvellous inter-connection, in the midst of which we find our place. Ground us in the knowledge that our actions affect both those around us and the natural world, and give us wisdom to do only those things which bring light and love and wholeness to the world; for all people everywhere are our sisters and brothers, and the Earth is our common home. Amen.

Canon Carol Wardman

Collect for the week

Lord of all power and might,
the author and giver of all good things:
graft in our hearts the love of your name,
increase in us true religion,
nourish us with all goodness,
and of your great mercy keep us in the same;
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 26 July 2020

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The Seventh Sunday after Trinity (A)