The Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity
O GOD, our refuge and strength, who art the author of all godliness; Be ready, we beseech thee, to hear the devout prayers of thy Church; and grant that those things which we ask faithfully we may obtain effectually; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Source: Bishop Gregory of Rome [604 AD] Compare Psalm 46 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help [Barbee and Zahl]. The petition reminds one of Jesus' promise, 21:22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's;
and unto God the things that are God's.
Announcement Please hold all centurions in your prayers this week - and particularly those who were inducted to the Labarum Guard You may like to use this Centurion's Daily Litany
Observances this week,