Saturday, October 5, 2019

COLLECT FOR 10/6/2019




Holy One, Almighty and Eternal,
whose compassion and mercy 
are beyond our understanding:
you are always more ready to hear than we to pray,
and to give more than we desire or deserve;
pour upon us the abundance of your mercy,
forgiving us those things
of which our conscience is afraid,
and giving us those things
for which our prayer dares not ask;
through your only Begotten and Anointed One,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

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This prayer is one of those traditional collects (here altered for inclusion and expanded) of the Church for worship that not only seeks to address the nature of God, but in doing so, expresses our greatest needs within the compassion and mercy that is always more than we are able to imagine or dream of.