Collect: Proper 13
Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen
Genesis 32:22-31 . . . Jacob, on the night before his confrontation with his brother Esau, wrestles all night with a man he comes to recognize as God.
Psalm 17: 1-7, 15 . . . A plea for justice and protection by one who followed God’s ways.
Romans 9:1-5 . . . Paul expresses his anguish and sorrow that so many of the children of Israel, the people especially favored by God, have not found the Lord’s promise.
Matthew 14: 13-21 . . . the story of Jesus feeding over 5,000 people.