Watchful, Humble and Diligent Spirits

Into your hands, O Lord,
we commit ourselves this day.
Give each of us a watchful, humble, and diligent spirit,
that we may seek to know your will in all things,
and when we know it, that we may perform it completely and gladly,
to the honor and glory of your name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Source: Gelasian Sacramentary

Source of this version: Freely modified from  Prayers of the Early Church,  ed.  J. Manning Potts,  The Upper Room, Nashville, Tennessee, © 1953 (Public domain in the U.S.)

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

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