Collect: Third Sunday after Epiphany

Follow me. Way of the cross.

Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer, 215

Today we acknowledge our trust that our Savior, Jesus Christ, is in dialogue with us. Jesus calls us to proclaim, with him, the Good News of salvation. We ask the grace to “answer readily” like Peter and Andrew, James and John, (see Matthew 4:18-22) and follow where Christ leads.

As this grace is granted to us, we pray that, through us, “the whole world [beginning in our homes, neighborhoods, work places, rest places, and communities] may perceive the glory of [God’s] marvelous works [in Jesus].”

Let us humbly make our prayer and with humility and compassion shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory this week and always. ~Fr. Dan

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Author: Daniel Rondeau

I am a husband and father and an Episcopal Priest (from the Diocese of San Diego; "Retired" due to illness).

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