SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME C Lectionary #111
The Lord's Prayer. In today's Gospel Jesus teaches the disciples how they are to pray. They are to pray to God as a child calls to a parent, and they are to ask for what they really need, boldly and persistent­ly. Above all, they are to pray for the coming of God's reign and the fulfillment of God's will.

The pattern for this kind of prayer is the Lord's Prayer or the Our Father. From a very early period this prayer has been sung or spoken by communities of Christians after the Eucharistic Prayer and before Communion. The petition for daily bread was widely interpreted by early Christians to refer to the Eucharist, and the prayer for forgiveness reflected the wish for mutual reconciliation that ought to characterize a community that not only receives the Body of Christ but is the Body of Christ.

Singing the Lord's Prayer emphasizes its importance in the Communion Rite. Be sure to sing the doxology ("For the kingdom," etc.) as well, even if the priest does not sing the intervening prayer, known as the embolism. The chant version, sung without accompaniment, is perhaps the best choice.

Genesis 18:20–32. Abraham offers an example of persistent prayer. The sad thing, of course, is that God could not find even ten just people in Sodom .

Psalm of the Day: Ps (137) 138
This individual psalm of thanksgiving praises God for hearing the psalmist's prayer and responding to it.

Con Mi Corazón (Florián) Cantos 82
Lord, on the Day I Called for Help (Alstott)   BB
Lord, on the Day I Called for Help (Cooney)  GP 279/JS 109/MI-BB
Lord, on the Day I Called for Help (Guimont)   GC2 1004/LPMG 126
Lord, on the Day I Called for Help (Hunstiger)   SS
Lord, on the Day I Called for Help (Lisicky)    PMB 692/PRM C87/WS
Lord, on the Day I Called for Help (Schiavone)   JS 998/LP 143
Lord, on the Day I Called for Help (Somerville)  CBW 162
Lord, on the Day I Called for Help (Verdi/Gelineau)  WOR 915/RS 184/LPGG 920
Lord, on the Day That I Cried (Haas)  GC 134/GC2 74/PCY3 34

Suggested Common Psalm
Ps 103: The Lord Is Kind and Merciful

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems


Music Suggestions

Other Songs for the Liturgy
A Celtic Rune (1,G)   GC2 554
A Living Hope (2)  CBW 613/PMB 284
A Praying Spirit (G)  LMGM 213
Alive in Christ Jesus (2)  GC 799
All That We Have (1,Ps,G)  GP 618/GC 601/GC2 597
*Ask and Receive (G)   PSL C-146/SS
*Ask and You Shall Receive (G)  WC 835/PMB 432
At the Lamb's High Feast (2)  WOR 459, 460/CBW 375/BB/GC 433/GC2 463/JS 424/WC 564/RS 578/GP 394/PMB 271/WS/SS
Awake, O Sleeper, Rise from Death (2)  WOR 586/RS 729/WC 802
Baptized in Water (2)  WOR 720/GC 798/GC2 797/RS 903/CBW 614/JS 542/WC 617/PMB 286/WS/MI-BB/SS
*Bless the Lord (C)   LMGM 200/JS 245, 590/GP 252/SS
Father of Peace (G)  MI‑BB
*Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive (G)  WOR 754/CBW 620/GC 879/GC2 848/JS 556/RS 952/WC 684/PMB 324/SS
From the Depths (1,G)  CBW 487/BB 129/JS 386/WC 535
*God in His Holy Dwelling Place (E)   IH 53
Good Christians All (2)  CBW 386/WC 585/RS 586/PMB 262/SS
Hold Me in Life (1,G)  GC 599/MI‑BB/JS 702/GP 596
*Home for the Lonely (E)   PSL C-144/SS
I Need You to Listen (1,Ps,G)  RS 716/GC 582
I Will Give Thanks to You, My Lord (Ps)  WC 404/PMB 147/WS
If You Believe and I Believe (G)  GC 722/GC2 708/RS 852/JS 839
Jesus Has Conquered Death (2)  LMGM 62
Keep in Mind (2)  WC 816/MI‑BB/GC 674/GC2 658/JS 589/RS 940/GP 492/PMB 36/WS/SS
Lift High the Cross (2)  WOR 704/CBW 435/GP 444/WC 767/MI‑BB/GC 791/GC2 785/JS 522/RS 884/PMB 393/WS/SS
Lord of All Hopefulness (1,G)  WOR 568/WC 811/MI‑BB/GC 578/GC2 560/JS 690/RS 713/CBW 497/GP 622/WS/SS
*Lord, Teach Us How to Pray (G)   HG 22
My Soul, Give Thanks (C)   GC 98/GC2 57
O Lord, Hear My Prayer (1,G)  GC 586/GC2 566/LMGM 217/RS 718/CBW 491, 637/PMB 415/SS
O the Beautiful Treasures (1)  WOR 689
*Our Daily Bread (G)   CBW 600
Out of the Depths (1,G)  WC 5237GC 128, 877/JS 107, 393/MI-BB/RS 947/GP 344/PMB 241/WS
Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (C)   WOR 530/WC 930/JS 612/MI‑BB/CBW 565/LMGM 198/RS 684/GC 551/GC2 531/GP 685/PMB 492/WS/SS
Praise the Lord, My Soul (C)   GP 691
Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God (G)  WOR 580/WC 837/MI‑BB/GC 615/GC2 600/JS 720/RS 728/GP 608/PMB 433/WS
Shelter Me, O God (1,G)  MI‑BB/GC 636/GC2 634/JS 724/RS 765/CBW 372/GP 626
Song of the Body of Christ (2)  GC 847/GC2 807/RS 924/WC 643/WS/MI-BB
Springs of Water (2)  WC 348/GC 242, 243/RS 377/WS/BB
Standin’ in the Need of Prayer (G)  LMGM 216/GC 579
This Day God Gives Me (1,G)  WOR 673/CBW 650/WC 201/MI‑BB/GC 757/GC2 749/JS 2/RS 4,856/GP 727/PMB 2/WS/SS
*Thy Kingdom Come (G)  GP 719/GC 656/RS 776
Thy Way, O Lord (G)  LMGM 39
Victory in Jesus (2)  LMGM 240
We Know That Christ Is Raised, v 2 (2)  WOR 721/WC 586/RS 906/CBW 398/SS
With the Lord There Is Mercy (1)  GC 127/GC2 71/GP 344/MI‑BB/JS 106/RS 174, 176/CBW 374/PMB 172/WS/SS
You Are All We Have (1,G)  RS 643/GC 505/GC2 508/SS

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Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #  
All Things Work Together (Unison, opt. 2-part) Burton, Daniel Shawnee (F 5015) 2
All Things (SATB) Kirk, Theron Elkan Vogel (362-03212) 2
Anima Christe (SATB) Thacher Trinitas/OCP G
Antiphon (SATB) Cook, Melville Novello (MT 1586) PS
Call, The Smith St. James Press 1, G
Give Thy Servant An Understand Heart (SATB) Ford, Virgil T. Carl Fischer (CM 7365) 1
O Sacrum Convivium (SAATB)
O Sacrum Convivium (SATB)
O Sacrum Convivium (SATB)
O Sacrum Convivium (SATB)
O Sacrum Convivium (SATB)
O Sacrum Convivium
O Sacrum Convivium
O Sacrum Convivium
Tallis, Thomas
Biery, James
Messiaen, Olivier Victoria, Tomasso di/ed.
Tovey, Donald F.
Petrich
Viadana
Croce
Marenzio
Oxford (TCM 74)
MorningStar (MSM-50-8311)
Durand, S.A. (12.742)
Stainer & Bell/Augener (Laudate Pueri, p. 36)
Selah
CPDL
CPDL
CPDL
G
Psalm 119 (SATB) Wilkinson, Scott Carl Fischer (CM 7436) PS
Teach Me, O Lord (SATB) Young, Gordon CPP/Belwin, Inc. (OCT 02545) 1

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