Peter and Paul

On June 29, the Christian church remembers St. Peter and St. Paul, who witnessed Christ by their preaching, their letters, and finally by their deaths.

Sts Peter and PaulO Lord God,
we humbly thank you
that you have spread abroad
the Word of your Gospel
over the whole world
through your apostles,
and have showered your grace upon us.
Uphold us by the teaching
of your holy apostles
and give us your Holy Spirit,
that we grow and remain in him;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Source: Die pommersche Kirchen-Ordnung und Agenda, p. 294#2. Translated for A Collection of Prayers.

Original in German:

O Herr Gott, wir danken dir von Herzen, daß du durch deine Apostel das Wort deines Evangclii über die ganze Welt hast ausgebreitet und zu uns auch mit Gnaden kommen lasse und bitten dich, du wollest unter uns die Lehre deiner heiligen Apostel rein erhalten und durch deinen heiligen Geist geben, daß wir darin wachsen und zunehmen, der du mit dem Sohn u.


Prayers from the Evangelical-Lutheran Heritage by [Stratman, Paul]This prayer is from Prayers from the Evangelical-Lutheran Heritage, available from, and also available for Amazon Kindle. It is a collection of prayers from the history of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church from Luther to Loehe. The collection includes prayers by Johannes Bugenhagen, Georg C. Dieffenbach, Veit Dietrich, Matthias Flacius, Wilhelm Loehe, Martin Luther, Philip Melanchthon, Joachim Mynsinger, Johann G. Olearius, Johann Jacob Rambach, and the early agendas and prayer books of the Austrian, Brunswick, Hamburg, Lueneberg, Norwegian, Nuremberg, Pomeranian, Riga, Russian, Saxon, Schleswig-Holstein, and Swedish Evangelical-Lutheran churches.

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