Book of Common Prayer

For the Spirit of Prayer

0 Almighty God, who pourest out on all who desire it, the spirit of grace and of supplication: Deliver us, when we draw nigh to thee, from cold­ness of heart and wanderings of mind, that with stedfast thoughts and kindled affections, we may worship thee in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


Collect for The Twelfth Sunday After Trinity

Almighty and everlasting God, who art always more ready to hear than we to pray, and art wont to give more than either we desire or deserve: Pour down upon us the abundance of thy mer­cy: forgiving us those things whereof our cons­cience is afraid, and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask, but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, thy Son. our Lord. Amen

Collect for The Second Sunday in Advent 

Blessed Lord, who has caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and com­fort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast, the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

For Guidance

0 God, by whom the meek are guided in judg­ment, and light riseth up in darkness for the god­ly: Grant us. in all our doubts and uncertainties, the grace to ask what thou wouldest have us to do, that the Spirit of Wisdom may save us from all false choices, and that in thy light we may see light, and in thy straight path may not stumble: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen