Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tuesday in Pentecost, Proper 25: Though our prayer is cold

Opening Sentence
I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the Lord." Psalm 122:1

Immortal, Invisible God Only Wise

Collect of the Day
Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Psalter: Psalm 45

Lessons: Revelation 11:14-19, Luke 11:27-36

O blessed Lord and Saviour, who hast commanded us to love one another, grant us grace that, having received thine undeserved bounty, we may love every man in and for thee. We implore thy clemency for all; but especially for the friends whom thy love has given to us. Love thou them, O thou Fountain of love, and make them to love thee with all their heart, with all their mind, with all their soul, that those things only which are pleasing to thee they may will and speak and do. And though our prayer is cold, because our charity is so little fervent, yet thou art rich in mercy. Measure not thy goodness to them by the dullness of our devotion; but as thy kindness surpasseth all human affection, so let thy hearing transcend our prayer. Do thou to them what is expedient for them, according to thy will, that they being always and everywhere ruled and protected by thee, may attain in the end to everlasting life; and to thee with the Father and the Holy Spirit, be all honor and praise forever and ever. Amen.


The Love of God