Keep Us Repentant, Keep Us Strong in Faith

HSBlessed Lord,
give us your Holy Spirit
to work in us daily a true and lasting repentance,
and lead us as repentant Christian people,
always willing to acknowledge, mourn and lament our sins,
yet also keep us steadfast and strong in our faith
in the forgiveness of sins
and in our purpose to amend our lives;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Source: Johann Eichhorn, d. 1564

Source of this version: Modified from Prayers from the collection of the late baron Bunsen, selected [from Versuch eines allgemeinen evangelischen Gesang – und Gebetbuchs] and tr. by C. Winkworth, 1871, p.106

Graphic: Church of the Atonement (Crooksville, Ohio), photo by  NheyobCreative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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

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