We thank you,
Lord God, heavenly Father,
that you have preserved for us your holy Word,
and have built us up in your faith
by its mighty power.
Graciously forgive us
everything that we have done contrary to your Word.
Preserve among us this precious treasure,
that through its power
we may come to eternal life;
through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, our Lord.
Source: Freely modified from Liturgy for Christian Congregations of the Lutheran Faith, Wilhelm Löhe, 1902, p. 70, Order of Service for Catechization