For Inward Calm

jesus-stilling-the-tempest-je-sus-calmant-la-tempe-teO Lord Christ,
serene Son of God,
your will subdued the troubled waters
and quieted the fears of your people;
Let your majesty master us,
your power of calm control us;
that despite our fears we may have faith,
and despite our troubles we may find perfect trust in you;
who lives and reigns over all things,
forever and ever.

Source: Modified from  A Book of Collects in Two Parts, John Wallace Suter and John Wallace Suter, Jr., Milwaukee: Morehouse Publishing, 1919.

This prayer references Luke 8:22-25

Picture by James Tissot, public domain

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

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