Sunday 26 September

Almighty God,
you have made us for yourself,
and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you:
pour your love into our hearts and draw us to yourself,
and so bring us at last to your heavenly city
where we shall see you face to face;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

James 5.13–20
Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective. Elijah was a human being like us, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. Then he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain and the earth yielded its harvest.
 My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and is brought back by another, you should know that whoever brings back a sinner from wandering will save the sinner’s soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

Psalm 121
    I lift up my eyes to the hills;
   from where is my help to come?
    My help comes from the Lord,
   the maker of heaven and earth.
    He will not suffer your foot to stumble;
   he who watches over you will not sleep.
    Behold, he who keeps watch over Israel
   shall neither slumber nor sleep.
    The Lord himself watches over you;
   the Lord is your shade at your right hand,
    So that the sun shall not strike you by day,
   neither the moon by night.
    The Lord shall keep you from all evil;
   it is he who shall keep your soul.
    The Lord shall keep watch over your going out
      and your coming in,
   from this time forth for evermore.