Raise Us to Eternal Life

Lord God, heavenly Father,
you gave up your Son for our offenses
and raised him again for our justification.
Give us your Holy Spirit,
that he may rule and govern us
according to your will,
graciously keep us in the true faith,
defend us from all sins
and after this life
raise us to eternal life;
through your beloved 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, Quinqagesima

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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