Lord God, heavenly Father, you have given us the light of your holy Word, which is our true guiding star that leads us to the Christ-child. Send your Holy Spirit into our hearts, that we may receive this light and make use of it to our salvation. As the wise men were not afraid of any hardship or danger when they were seeking the star, may we also put all our trust in your only Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, as our only Savior, devote our earthly possessions to the advancement of your kingdom and in all things serve him; your only Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one true God, now and forever. Amen.
Source: Veit Dietrich
Source of this version: Source of this version: Freely modified from The Lutheran Hymnary, 1913,http://olcc.us/liturgical-resources/collects-veit-dietrich/ (Epiphany)
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