Govern Us by Your Holy Spirit

Almighty and eternal God,
your Son Jesus Christ helped the palsied man
both in body and soul.
Be gracious also to us.
Forgive our sins
and govern us by your Holy Spirit,
that we may not be the cause
of our own sickness and other afflictions.
Keep us in your fear
and strengthen us by your grace
that we may escape temporal and eternal
wrath and punishment;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one true God, now and forever.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Trinity 19

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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