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“With All Lowliness and Meekness”: The Collect for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Here is the Collect for this week from the Order of Worship for the Reformed Church in the United States.

The prayer draws together (in the following order) several texts from the New Testament Epistles: 1 Peter 2.9; 2 Corinthians 4.4; Ephesians 4.3; Ephesians 4.1-2; and Romans 6.22.

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany


O GOD, the Fountain of all truth and grace, who hast called us out of darkness into marvellous light by the glorious gospel of thy Son; grant unto us power, we beseech Thee, to walk worthy of this vocation, with all lowliness and meekness, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace; that we may have our fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

By E.J. Hutchinson

E.J. Hutchinson is Assistant Professor of Classics at Hillsdale College.