Prayer for the Week

Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

About Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author of more than fifty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL.

  • Gary in FL

    Very nice collect. May I ask it’s source?

  • scotmcknight

    Always, our prayers are from the Book of Common Prayer as found in the Revised Common Lectionary — right here:

  • Gary in FL

    Thanks. My church body uses another lectionary with different propers. This is superior to the appointed collect we had today, IMO.

  • Ron Newberry

    Book of Common Prayer, 1979. See Collects, Contemporary, proper 13.