Weekly collects for Sundays in summer, beginning June 23, are included below for those who enjoy using them for personal or corporate prayer. We are grateful for the writing ministry of Rev. William Flewelling of Proctor, WV, who provides them to us freely.
Collects for Summer from William Flewelling
June 20, 2013 by WV-PAdisciples
23 June 2013 Luke 8:26-39
in the confrontation with despair
the gift of freedom threatens all.
Conspire in us to greet the freedom of the lost
that in your mercy we be free
and life exult in victory:
Christ Jesus our Lord.
30 June 2013 Luke 9:51-62
The trek of your desire, O God,
leads in an awesome way.
The strain confronts us
as there is no place to lay the head,
there is no turning back,
there is but your acute and present passion
in our hearts.
So lead us now in freedom from despair.
7 July 2013 Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
As lambs we go, O God,
the unprepared who bear but peace
and linger on the hospitality
of strangers in the flight.
Yet in passing through by peace
thy kingdom does draw near to all
and you inscribe us
in the hope of your desire.
All thanks to you, O God.
14 July 2013 Luke 10:25-37
Our God of love,
instilling in our lives the instinct of love,
provide us eyes to see the one
presented to us on the way
that here the bathing of your love
be opulent in our fresh core.
21 July 2013 Luke 10:38-42
Confronting us in wonder, Lord God,
you find us busy and distracted.
Remind us to attend the One
who comes to us,
the One yet buoyant on our love.
28 July 2013 Luke 11:1-13
In all of our distress, O God,
we hound you with anxieties
and clamor after wants and wishes.
Let the offerings be our gift
and in that harbor of your presence
let us begin afresh
and seek the Spirit
you will never fail to send.
4 August 2013 Luke 12:13-21
In all of our concerns, O God,
for balance and for right,
you free us from the judge
and from the want to gain
For you weave of us your own desire
that we be fitted by giving,
opulent by emptying in grace.
11 August 2013 Luke 12:32-40
With prudence cast aside in zeal, O God,
we hasten without fear
to learn the richness of your kingdom.
Within this strange, demanding world, O Lord,
prepare in us the readiness
to stand the sway
and joy in your delight.
18 August 2013 Luke 12:49-59
Of all we recognize, O God,
we are so slow to know
the signs of your impending fire.
We dally, dawdle, fear constraint
when you are standing us afresh
before the world by heaven’s gate.
In freedom, one with all, we stand, O Lord,
as yours in wonder: lead us evermore.
25 August 2013 Luke 13:10-17
In holiness, O God, we come,
abiding and attending to your love.
Reform in us propriety
that we be spent on loving as we are so loved
and that the loosened bonds
of our despondency
be cause of all delight.