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Morning Prayer

Prayer, Bible Reading and Devotional Thoughts

Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Trinity


Christ's advents, present benefits; future hope.

Design for Worship:

This week's Design for Worship teaches to expect Christ's second advent, knowing that at Christ's first advent He destroyed the works of the devil, so that we can be remade into persons fit for heaven by the work of Christ.

Epistle Lesson:

1 John 3: 1-8

Gospel Lesson:

Matthew 24: 23-31

Revised Collect:

Gracious God, Your blessed Son was made known and given to us to destroy the works of the devil and make us heirs of eternal life, the sons of God; therefore we pray, now having this hope may we purify ourselves, even as He is pure, so when He appears again with power and glory we may be made like Him, in His eternal and glorious Kingdom; where with You, Father, and You, Holy Spirit, He lives and reigns forevermore.

Original Collect:

O God, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil, and make us the sons of God, and heirs of eternal life; Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves even as he is pure; that when he shall appear again with power and great glory, we may be made like unto him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, he liveth and reigneth ever one God, world without end.