Prayer on the Twenty Third Sunday after Trinity
I love the compact power of this Collect:
(1) God is our refuge and strength where we can run in times of trouble and find his protection (A quotation from Psalm 46.1).
(2) "The author of all godliness" describes our God as the scriptwriter and originator of what piety looks like, and the source from which godliness flows ("…work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure." Philippians 2.12b-13).
(4) "grant that those things which we ask faithfully we may obtain effectually" is a great exposition of Jesus’ promise in John 14.13 (and other places), "Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son."