O God, protector of those who hope in you,
without whom nothing has firm foundation, nothing is holy,
bestow in abundance your mercy upon us
and grant that, with you as our ruler and guide,
we may use the good things that pass
in such a way as to hold fast even now
to those that ever endure.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Collect for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
We are greatly gifted. Each one of us…
The challenge we face is to put those good gifts to good use. For this we work, for this we pray, as we offer praise to God, and pray for the coming of his Kingdom, and for our daily needs.
Photograph (c) 2019, Allen Morris. Cathedral of St Stephen, Toulouse, France