You Sent Your Son

Almighty and eternal God,
in your tender love towards humanity
you sent your Son,
our Savior Jesus Christ
to take on himself our flesh
and to suffer death on the cross.
Grant that we may follow the example
of his patience and humility,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection;
through your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

Source: Book of Common Prayer/Common Worship, after Gelasian, historic collect for Palm Sunday

The prayer above was expanded from a shorter Latin original (Gelasian) that reads:

O God,
you sent our Savior
to become truly human
and suffer death on the cross
as an example of humility and patience
to be imitated by the human race.
Mercifully grant that we may be worthy
to have the assurance
and the fellowship
of his resurrection;
through your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

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pastorstratman

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

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