most chiefly in showing mercy and pity:
mercifully grant to us such a measure of your grace,
that we, running the way of your commandments,
may receive your gracious promises,
and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The First Reading
Romans 12.1-8 (NIV)
This is the Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God.
The Gospel Reading
Matthew 16.13-20 (NIV)
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew
Glory to you O Lord
This is the Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you O Christ.
Post Communion Prayer
we your faithful people have celebrated that one true sacrifice
which takes away our sins and brings pardon and peace:
by our communion
keep us firm on the foundation of the gospel
and preserve us from all sin;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.