The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity
Prayer for the week
Your presence surrounds us in every moment of our lives, through times of sorrow and rejoicing. Give us discernment to learn from our past, but free us from the trap of either wistful nostalgia, or the nursing of past hurts; for in you all is made new, and each day can witness to restoration and new faith. Amen.
Canon Carol Wardman
Collect for the week
Almighty and everlasting God,
increase in us your gift of faith
that, forsaking what lies behind
and reaching out to that which is before,
we may run the way of your commandments
and win the crown of everlasting joy;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.