Prayer for the Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

O Lord Jesus Christ,
make us to live sober,
righteous and godly in this present world,
looking for the blessed hope and your glorious appearing,
May we run in the way of your commandments,
and may attain your heavenly promises;
through your mercy,
O our God, you are blessed,
and live and govern all things,
now and forever.

Source: Freely modified from Mozarabic Collects, ed. Rev. Chas. R. Hale, New York, 1881,  p. 36 # 3 (Trinity 20)

“sober” is a reference to 1 Peter 5:8

“in this present world” is a reference to 1 Corinthians 7:31 and Titus 2:12

“blessed hope and your glorious appearing” is a reference to Titus 2:13

“run in the way of your commandments” is a reference to Psalm 119:32


Mozarabic, ad.

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

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