Help Us Retain All We Have Heard

wilhelm_loeheLord Jesus, you said,
“Blessed are they who hear the Word of God and keep it.”
As we have heard your Word, so also empower us to keep it.
Help us, so that in pure and honest hearts
we may retain all we have heard,
and bring forth fruit with patience.

May we consider your Word diligently,
repeat it at home,
and speak of it with our families,
that we may govern our whole lives by it,
and finally, in our last hour,
die in peace with the comfort of your Word.

Source: Wilhelm Löhe. Freely adapted from Seed Grains of Prayer, A Manual for Evangelical Christians, Wartburg Press, Chicago, 1914 (#80c.)



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Lutheran pastor and musician serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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