Give Us Wisdom to Redeem the Time

O Lord God of time and eternity,
you make us creatures of time
that, when time is over,
we may attain your blessed eternity;
With time, your gift,
give us also wisdom to redeem the time,
lest our day of grace be lost;
for our Lord Jesus’ sake.

Source: Modified from Christina G. Rosetti in Daily Prayer.

Original in traditional English:

O Lord God of time and eternity,
who makest us creatures of time
that, when time is over,
we may attain thy blessed eternity;
With time, thy gift,
give us also wisdom to redeem the time,
lest our day of grace be lost;
for our Lord Jesus’ sake.

This prayer reflects on Colossians 4:5.

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pastorstratman

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

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