Take My Soul into Your Hands

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O my heavenly Father,
God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
God of all comfort,
I thank you for revealing to me
your dear Son, Jesus Christ,
in whom I believe,
whom I have preached and confessed,
whom I have loved and praised.

I pray, my Lord Jesus Christ,
take my soul into your hands.

Heavenly Father,
I know that
although I will live this body
and be taken from this life,
I will live with you forever,
and that no one can pluck me
out of your hands.

God so loved the world
that he gave his only-begotten Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish,
but have eternal life.

Our God is the God of salvation,
and the Lord delivers from death.

Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.
You have redeemed me, O Lord, the God of truth.

Source: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther by Ernst August Brueggeman

 

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Featured Prayers: Easter

Scroll through all our Easter prayers at this link: https://acollectionofprayers.com/tag/easter-season/ 

Holy Saturday / Easter Eve

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Historic Collects for Easter

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Mozarabic Collects for Easter

Modern numbering of Sundays is used. (Old numbering in parentheses):

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Easter Evening / Emmaus

The Good Shepherd (Misericordias Domini, Second Sunday after Easter, Fourth Sunday of Easter.

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Ascension Day

Litanies

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Canticle: Worthy is the Lamb Dignus est Agnus

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Blessings

Redirect Those Who Are in Error

Almighty God,
you redirect those who are in error
by the light of your truth
so they may return to the way of righteousness.
Grant that all who are brought
into the fellowship of Christ’s kingdom
may avoid those things that are hurtful to their faith
and follow all things that strengthen them in it;
through  Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

Source: Leonine

Easter Tuesday

Almighty God,
through the resurrection of your Son
you secured peace for our troubled conscience.
Always give us this peace,
that in the merit of your Son
we may finally come to the perfect peace of heaven;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

Source: Adapted from The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941

Almighty God,
you bestowed on us the Paschal mysteries
as the token of the covenant of humanity’s redemption.
Give us the will to show forth in our lives
what we profess with our lips;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

Source: Adapted from The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941

O almighty and eternal God,
through the resurrection of your Son
you sealed the covenant of man’s reconciliation.
As we rejoice in your covenant grace,
may we show forth in our lives
what we profess with our lips;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

Source: Adapted from The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941

Easter Monday

O God,
in the Paschal feast
you bestowed restoration on the world.
Continue to give your people your heavenly gifts
that they may attain to perfect freedom
and advance to life eternal;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

Source: Latin original, adapted from The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941

O God,
through the resurrection of your Son
you bestowed life and freedom on the world.
Continue to give these your gifts to your people
that they may walk in perfect freedom
and receive life eternal;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

Source: Latin original, adapted from The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941

Historic Collects for Easter Day

Almighty God,
on this day you conquered death
and opened to us the gate of eternal life
through your only Son.
As you put good desires in our minds,
help us to carry them out in our actions;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

Source: Gregorian 

Almighty God,
grant that we who celebrate your Paschal feast
may be kindled with heavenly desires
and thirst for the fountain of life;
Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

Source: Gregorian

Almighty God,
grant that we who celebrate the solemnities
of the Lord’s resurrection
may rise again from the death of the soul
by the renewal of your Holy Spirit;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

Source: Gregorian 

O God,
for our redemption you gave your only Son,
Jesus Christ,
to suffer death on the cross,
and by his glorious resurrection
you have delivered us from the power of the enemy.
May we die to sin daily
so that we may always live with him
in the joy of his resurrection;
Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

Source: Gregorian