Collect for September 4, 2011

Lord of the church,
you call a broken people
around your table:
in times of disagreement
teach us to listen,
loose us from prejudice
and bind us to your way
of forgiving grace;
through Jesus Christ, who stands at the heart of our gathering. Amen.

—from Prayers for an Inclusive Church, Stephen Shakespeare. Posted on the Church of Scotland’s Starters for Sunday website.

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For more worship resources related to the scripture texts for September 4, 2011 (the twelfth Sunday after Pentecost), click on Proper 18A in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.