For Converts in Mission Fields

Remember, O Lord,
all in heathen lands who are being instructed for Holy Baptism.
Have mercy on them and confirm them in the faith.
Remove every remnant of idolatry and superstition from their hearts,
that being devoted to your law, your precepts,
your fear, your truths, and your commandments,
they may grow to a firm knowledge of the word
in which they have been instructed,
and may be found worthy temples of the Holy Spirit,
by the washing of regeneration,
for the forgiveness of their sins;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Source: St. Basil, 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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