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The season after Pentecost is sometimes called Ordinary Time. This is a chance for the church to reflect on how the gospel works into the nooks and crannies of ordinary life. As such, it marks the longest portion of the Christian year.
Monday Psalm 51.1-19 | Ezekiel 33.1-11 | 1 John 1.1-10 | Matthew 9.27-34
Father in heaven, fifty days have celebrated the fullness of the mystery of your revealed love. See your people gathered in prayer, open to receive the Spirit’s flame. May it come to rest in our hearts and disperse the divisions of word and tongue. With one voice and one song may we praise your name in joy and thanksgiving.
Tuesday Psalm 52.1-9 | Ezekiel 33.21-33 | 1 John 2.1-11 | Matthew 9.35-10.4
Remember, O Lord, what you have wrought in us and not what we deserve; and, as you have called us to your service, make us worthy of our calling.
Wednesday Psalm 53.1-6 | Ezekiel 34.1-16 | 1 John 2.12-17 | Matthew 10.5-15
O God, on this day you once taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending them the light of your Holy Spirit. Grant us in our day by the same Spirit to have a right understanding in all things and evermore to rejoice in his holy consolation.
Thursday Psalm 54.1-7 | Ezekiel 37.21b-28 | 1 John 2.18-29 | Matthew 10.16-23
Lord God, heavenly Father, send forth your Son, we pray, that he may lead home his bride, the Church, that we with all the redeemed may enter into your eternal kingdom.
Friday Psalm 55.1-23 | Ezekiel 39.21-29 | 1 John 3.1-10 | Matthew 10.24-33
Grant us, O God, to serve you with our lives, wholly and gladly, that your patient faith in us may never be betrayed, nor your brave and stubborn hopes defeated.
Saturday Psalm 56.1-13 | Ezekiel 47.1-12 | 1 John 3.11-18 | Matthew 10.34-42
May the words of my mouth, and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer.
Sunday | Trinity Sunday Psalm 57.1-11 | Job 38.1-11; 42.1-5 | Revelation 19.4-16 | John 1.29-34
Father, you sent your Word to bring us truth and your Spirit to make us holy. Through them we come to know the mystery of your life. Help us to worship you, one God in three persons, by proclaiming and living our faith in you.
NEW CITY CATECHISM
Q40: What should we pray?
A: The whole Word of God directs and inspires us in what we should pray, including the prayer Jesus himself taught us.