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The Third Sunday After Trinity

The collect for today, the Third Sunday after Trinity, from The Book of Common Prayer [1] (Canadian, 1962):

O LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to hear us; and grant that we, to whom thou hast given an hearty desire to pray, may by thy mighty aid be defended and comforted in all dangers and adversities; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle: 1 St. Peter 5:5-11 [2]
The Gospel: St. Luke 15:1-10 [3]

Jan Collaert I (after Ambrosius Francken), The Parable of the Lost Sheep and the Lost Piece of Silver [4]Artwork: Jan Collaert I (after Ambrosius Francken), The Parable of the Lost Sheep and the Lost Piece of Silver, 1585. Engraving, The British Museum, London.