Prayer for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

O Lord, our God,
you have commanded us
to speak righteousness,
and to judge fairly;
Grant that no sin may be found in our mouths,
nor wickedness in our minds,
but that, from pure hearts,
we may speak those things that are right;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Source: Freely modified from Mozarabic Collects, ed. Rev. Chas. R. Hale, New York, 1881, p. 31 #1 (Trinity 3)

“you have commanded us to speak righteousness” is a reference to Psalm 37:30Proverbs 8:8,

“and to judge fairly” is a reference to John 7:24

“no sin may be found in our mouths” is a reference to Psalm 39:1Psalm 59:12Ecclesiastes 5:6

“pure hearts” is a reference to Psalm 24:41 Timothy 1:52 Timothy 2:221 Peter 1:22


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

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