August 14, 2011 is the ninth Sunday after Pentecost. The Universalist collect is unusually placed here; it comes from the Church of England 1662 prayer book for the second Sunday in Advent. The Lectionary lessons keyed to the Revised Common Lectionary: the Romans text largely maps to that found at Proper 8, year A; the Matthew passage is not present.
Free Church Book of Common Prayer (1929)
O God, whose never-failing providence ordereth all things both in heaven and earth; we humbly beseech thee to put away from us all hurtful things, and to give us those things which be profitable for us; through Jesus Christ our Lord.Â Amen.
- Epistle: Rom. vii. 12-17.
- Gospel: Matthew. vii, 15-21.
A book of prayer for the church and the home (Universalist, 1866)
Blessed Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them, that by patence and comfort of thy holy word we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ.Â Amen.
- Gospel, St. Matt vii. 15.
- Epistle, Rom. viii. 12.