25 August 2006

Where are the Collects?

I've heard from some folks trying to use the LSB for their daily prayers and frustrated at not having the collects. They will be the in altar book, of course, but for the laity that's a hefty purchase to have access to the collects. We print them out each week at St. Paul's, but I'm going to start blogging the Collects used each week here. Understand that they are from the proposal sent out to the Synod a couple years ago and when the altar book itself is published, there may be minor changes. But for now...

COLLECT for Trinity 10

O God, You delcare Your almighty power above all in showing mercy and pity. Mercifully grant us such a measure of Your grace that we may obtain Your gracious promises and be made partakers of Your heavenly treasures; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

COLLECT for St. Bartholomew - August 24

(See the selection from yesterday)

COLLECT for Trinity 11

Almighty and everlasting God, always more ready to hear than we to pray and to give more than we either desire or deserve, pour down upon us the abundance of Your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid and giving us those good things that we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

COLLECT for The Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist - August 29

Almighty God, You gave Your servant John the Baptist to be the forerunner of Your Son, Jesus Christ, both in his preaching of repentance and in his innocent death. Grant that we, who have died and risen with Christ in Holy Baptism, may daily repent of our sins, patiently suffer for the sake of the truth, and may fearlessly bear witness to His victory over death; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

5 comments:

Eric said...

Thank you for doing this... it's what I miss the most from not having the Propers printed in the new hymnal.

If you have the ear of whatever committee is responsible for the content of this hymnal, could you please suggest an index of the scriptures associated with each of the hymns? Today's lectionary reading was from 2 Corinthians 3. I think it would be really great if I could go to an index, look up 2 Cor. 3 and find some hymns with thoughts taken from that passage and incorporate them into family devotions.

...that would be valuable to at least one person. :)

sam said...

Eric,
If you are looking for something quick and easy (and don't mind that it doesn't match with LSB) you can go over to the Lutheran Hymnal site (http://www.lutheran-hymnal.com/online/hymn_scripture_index.html) and find a scripture reference page. I believe that with LW there was a scripture reference area in the Concordance edition of that work.

Sam

Rev. Benjamin Mayes said...

You could also sign up with www.sanctus.org to get the readings and collect e-mailed to you each week.

William Weedon said...

See my latest post. Looks like Sanctus is a good way to go.

David Clapper said...

Pr. Weedon,
Thanks for your willingness to do this.

Prs. Mayes & Weedon,
Thanks for the reminder re sanctus.org. I just signed up!