Thursday, January 20, 2022

Commemoration of Sarah


Today we remember and give thanks for Sarah.  Sarah was the wife of the patriarch Abraham.  She was childless, well into old age.  Then, in keeping with God’s promise she gave birth to a son, as God continued to work out the fulfillment of His promise to Abraham, “And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed” (Genesis 12:3).  She is remembered and honored as the wife of Abraham and as the mother of Isaac, the second of the three patriarchs, and so was part God’s plan for the birth of the Savior, Jesus Christ.

Collect of the Day:

Lord and Father of all, you looked with favor upon Sarai in her advanced years, putting on her a new name, Sarah, and with it the promise of multitudinous blessings from her aged womb.  Give us a youthful hope in the joy of our own new name, being baptized into the promised Messiah, that we too, might be fruitful in your kingdom, abounding in the works of your Spirit; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.



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