Prepare Our Hearts by Your Holy Spirit

Lord God, heavenly Father,
we thank you that through your Son Jesus Christ
you have sown your holy Word among us.
Prepare our hearts by your Holy Spirit
that we may diligently and reverently hear your Word,
keep it in good hearts
and bring forth fruit with patience.
Do not let our hearts incline to sin,
but subdue them by your power
and in all persecutions comfort us
with your grace and continual help;
through your beloved Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
ever one God, now and forever.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Sexagesima

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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