For All People

Remember, O Lord,
this city where we dwell
and every other city and country,
and all the faithful who dwell in them.
Remember, O Lord,
all who travel by land or water,
all who labor under sickness or slavery.
Remember them, and give them health and safety.
Remember, O Lord, all in your Holy Church
who bring forth good fruit,
are rich in good works and remember the poor.
Grant your mercy and loving-kindness to us all,
and grant that we may praise and glorify your great and glorious name
with one mouth and one heart;
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.

Source: St. John Chrysostom, fourth century

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Early Church, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1953



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

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