O God, who have prepared for those who love you
good things which no eye can see,
fill our hearts, we pray, with the warmth of your love,
so that, loving you in all things and above all things,
we may attain your promises,
which surpass every human desire.
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 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Lord invites us to deepest communion with him, in this life and the next.
He calls us to himself and sends us out to be other-Christs to our neighbours, our brothers and sisters, so that all may be one in him.
To fulfil our mission we need to live in community with him. In our wholeness or in our brokenness he calls us to communion with him; finding nourishment in his love, fellowship in our struggles.
Every new day calls for the same generous response from us. Every new day promises us the same generous support from the Lord.
- Give thanks!
Photograph (c) 2007, Allen Morris. Detail of plaster cast of the Hildesheim Font – Israel enters the promised Land, crossing the Jordan, carrying the Ark of the Covenant. Collection of Victoria and Albert Museum, London.