The Eighteenth Sunday After Trinity

Join us in prayer and follow today’s readings with our written service for home worship on the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity.


Opening Prayer

Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us your gift of faith that, forsaking what lies behind and reaching out to that which is before, we may run the way of your commandments and win the crown of everlasting joy; 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.


A prayer for Ukraine

God of peace and justice, we pray for the people of Ukraine today. We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons. We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow, that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them. We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions. Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them. We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Amen 

Archbishop Justin WelbyArchbishop Stephen Cottrell 


Opening Hymn

438 Praise to God whose word was spoken

The Readings

Genesis 32: 22-32
2 Timothy 3:14- 4.5
Luke 18: 1-8


The Psalm

Psalm 121


The Anthem

Teach me, O Lord – Thomas Attwood

The Intercessions



Closing Hymn

423 O Lord of hosts, all heaven possessing

Closing Prayer

Keep, O Lord, your Church, with your perpetual mercy; and, because without you our human frailty cannot but fall, keep us ever by your help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


The Blessing

May God in his infinite love and mercy bring the whole Church, living and departed, to a joyful resurrection and the fulfilment of his eternal kingdom, and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always.