Prayer for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

O Lord,
remember that we are dust,
and see the sorrow for sin in our hearts.
In the weakness of our flesh we can only fall.
By your mighty power lift us up;
through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord.

Source: Freely modified from Mozarabic Collects, ed. Rev. Chas. R. Hale, New York, 1881, p. 34 #1 (Trinity 15)

“remember that we are dust” is a reference to Genesis 2:7Genesis 3:19Genesis 18:27Job 10:9Job 21:26Psalm 90:3Psalm 103:14Psalm 104:29Ecclesiastes 3:20

“sorrow for sin” is a reference to Psalm 51:17, Isaiah 57:15Isaiah 66:2

“lift us up” may be a reference to James 4:10


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

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