For Divine Control

O Lord God,
King of heaven and earth,
order and hallow,
rule and govern,
our hearts and our bodies,
our thoughts,
our works,
and our words,
according to your commandments,
that with your help,
we may be delivered and saved,
now and forever;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Source: Roman Breviary, 11th Century
Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Middle Ages, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1954.

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

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