Collect and Readings

February 2024

Sunday 4th February – 2nd Sunday before Lent

Sunday CollectSunday Readings
Almighty God,
give us reverence for all creation
and respect for every person,
that we may mirror your likeness
in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Proverbs 8: 1, 22 – 31
Colossians 1: 15 – 20
John 1: 1 – 14

Sunday 11th February – Sunday next before Lent

Sunday CollectSunday Readings
Holy God,
you know the disorder of our sinful lives:
set straight our crooked hearts,
and bend our wills to love your goodness
and your glory
in Jesus Christ our Lord.
2 Kings 2: 1 – 12
2 Corinthians 4: 3 – 6
Mark 9: 2 – 9

Lent

Sunday 18th February – 1st Sunday of Lent

Sunday CollectSunday Readings
Heavenly Father,
your Son battled with the powers of darkness,
and grew closer to you in the desert:
help us to use these days to grow in wisdom and prayer that we may witness to your saving love
in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Genesis 9: 8 – 17
1 Peter 3: 18 – end
Mark 1: 9 – 15

Sunday 25th February – 2nd Sunday of Lent

Sunday CollectSunday Readings
Almighty God,
by the prayer and discipline of Lent may we enter into the mystery of Christ’s sufferings,
and by following in his Way
come to share in his glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Genesis 17: 1 – 7, 15 – 16
Romans 4: 13 – end
Mark 8: 31 – end

March 2024

Sunday 3rd March – 3rd Sunday of Lent

Sunday CollectSunday Readings
Eternal God,
give us insight
to discern your will for us,
to give up what harms us,
and to seek the perfection we are promised
in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Exodus 20: 1 – 17
1 Corinthians 1: 18 – 25
John 2: 13 – 22

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