Enlighten Our Hearts by Your Word

Lord God, heavenly Father,
you revealed your Son
to the two disciples on the way to Emmaus.
Enlighten our hearts
also by your Word and by your Holy Spirit,
that we may become established in the faith,
hold fast to your Word,
delight to speak it,
and diligently meditate on it.
As we follow the example of Christ,
we must suffer much evil on earth,
but still give us a sure comfort in your Word,
until after this life,
we shall be raised to eternal life;
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, Easter Monday

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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