Gracious King, Forgive, Intercede, Restore

O Lord Jesus Christ, true God and true man, you died for our sins on the cross, and you rose again from death, and live and reign forever as our mediator and gracious King. Graciously forgive us our sins, intercede for us poor sinners, make us righteous and sanctify and reign in us with your … Continue reading Gracious King, Forgive, Intercede, Restore

Deliver Us by Your Gracious Goodness

O Lord, hear the prayers of your people and show us your favor, that we who are justly afflicted for our sins may be mercifully delivered by your gracious goodness for the glory of your name; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, … Continue reading Deliver Us by Your Gracious Goodness

Carry Your People through All Earthly Evils

Almighty and eternal God, your Son Jesus Christ healed the sick, and strengthened them in both in body and soul. We pray, be gracious also to __________. Assure him of your forgiveness of sins, strengthen him by your grace and carry him through all earthly evils until you bring him to eternal safety; through your … Continue reading Carry Your People through All Earthly Evils

The Way of Light

The Way of Light or Stations of Easter is a counterpart to the Stations of the Cross with the focus on the events following Christ’s resurrection. The versicle and response, “We adore you, O Christ,…” is from the traditional devotions for the Stations of the Cross, expanded for use in the Easter season. The prayers that … Continue reading The Way of Light

Grant Us Your Holy Spirit to Protect Us

Lord God, heavenly Father, through your Son you promised us that whatever we ask in his name you will give us. Keep us in your Word and grant us your Holy Spirit, that he may govern us according to your will, protect us from the power of the devil, from false doctrine and false worship. … Continue reading Grant Us Your Holy Spirit to Protect Us

Hold on to this Comfort in All Trials and Temptations

Lord God, heavenly Father, through your Son you promised us your Holy Spirit, that he will convict the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. Enlighten our hearts, that we may confess our sins, obtain eternal righteousness through faith in Christ, and hold on to this comfortin all our trials and temptations, that Christ … Continue reading Hold on to this Comfort in All Trials and Temptations

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; … Continue reading Raise Us to Eternal Life

Enlighten Our Darkened Hearts

Lord God, heavenly Father, you have graciously opened the eyes of the blind through your Son Christ Jesus, and have let us poor sinners see your light. Enlighten our darkened hearts so that we may rightly learn and know Christ your Son, who died on the cross for us, and was counted guilty of our … Continue reading Enlighten Our Darkened Hearts

Send Your Blessing on Every Husband and Wife

Lord God, heavenly Father,we thank you for instituting holy matrimony to keep us from unchastity and other offenses. Send your blessing on every husband and wife, that they may not provoke each other to anger and strife, but live peaceably together in love and godliness, receive your gracious help in all temptations and raise their … Continue reading Send Your Blessing on Every Husband and Wife

Septuagesima

God, good and gracious,you have great mercy to all who call on you.Listen to our cry,and in your mercy, take away our offencesthat we may serve you faithfully here,and stand in your presence in glory hereafter;through Jesus Christ our Lord. Source: Freely modified from Mozarabic Collects, ed. Rev. Chas. R. Hale, New York, 1881, (Septuagesima)