Awaken Our Hearts by Your Holy Spirit

Lord God, heavenly Father,
we give you thanks
that through your holy Word
you have called us to your great supper of eternal life.
Awaken our hearts by your Holy Spirit,
that we may not hear your Word and produce no fruit,
but that we may prepare ourselves rightly for your heavenly banquet
and not allow ourselves to be hindered by any worldly care;
through your beloved Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one true God, now and forever. Amen.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Trinity 2

Source of this version: The Collects of Veit Dietrich in Contemporary English © 2016 Paul C. Stratman

This revision/translation of The Collects of Veit Dietrich is licensed by Paul C. Stratman under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International LicensePlease contact for permission for any commercial use.


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

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