The Third Sunday in Lent (March 3, 2024)
We beseech thee, Almighty God, look upon the hearty desires of thy humble servants, and stretch forth the right hand of thy Majesty to be our defence against all our enemies: through thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen” (Service Book and Hymnal, 84).
For the Protection and Peace of the Church
ALMIGHTY God, who wilt have all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth: impart, we beseech thee, the grace of thy Holy Spirit to thy ministers, so that they may teach thy truth to the saving of men. Bring to naught the counsels of the enemies of they Word, who by corrupt teaching or with violent hands would destroy it; and enlighten them with its saving power. Increase and enrich our faith, and lead us in the way of quietness and peace; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord. Amen (Service Book and Hymnal, 220).