Guard and Guide Our Leaders

O merciful Father in heaven, all rule and authority in the kingdoms of the world comes from you, and you hold in your hand all the might of humanity. You have instituted the governing authorities that exist for the punishment of those who do wrong and for the approval of those who do good. Look on your servants, … Continue reading Guard and Guide Our Leaders

Guard Us from the Deceits of the Devil

Be gracious to our prayers, O merciful God, and guard your people with loving protection. May we who confess your only Son as God, born in our human flesh, never be corrupted by the deceits of the devil; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Source: Ambrose Source of this version: Freely modified from  Prayers of the … Continue reading Guard Us from the Deceits of the Devil

Guard Our Hearts

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, you feed the birds and clothe the flowers, and you care for us as a father for his children. Guard our hearts against faithlessness and anxiety. By your Holy Spirit, help us to live to the hallowing of your name, the coming of your kingdom, and the doing of your … Continue reading Guard Our Hearts

Let Your Right Hand Guard uUs

Lord Jesus Christ, keeper and preserver of all things, let your right hand guard us by day and by night, when we sit at home, and when we walk abroad, when we lie down and when we rise up, that we may be kept from all evil, and have mercy upon us sinners. Amen. Source: … Continue reading Let Your Right Hand Guard uUs

Guard Us with Your Holy Angels

Lord God, heavenly Father, you command your angels concerning us to guard us in all our ways against the tyranny of the devil and against the evils in this dark world. Continue to guard us with your holy angels. Strengthen us by your Spirit, that your will is done by humanity on earth as it … Continue reading Guard Us with Your Holy Angels

The Athanasian Creed

The Athanasian Creed was not written by St. Athanasius, the defender of the doctrine of the Trinity at the Council of Nicaea (AD 325). It seems to have been written about a hundred years later. This creed expands the teaching of the Trinity, and seems to draw from a work by St. Augustine, On the … Continue reading The Athanasian Creed

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

Scriptural Way of the Cross

The Scriptural Way of the Cross or Scriptural Stations of the Cross is a modern version of the ancient Christian devotion called the Stations of the Cross. The versicle and response, “We adore you, O Christ,…” is from the traditional devotions for the Stations of the Cross. The prayers that follow each scriptural devotion are … Continue reading Scriptural Way of the Cross

Litany of Intercession

Lord, have mercy.Christ, have mercy.Lord, have mercy. God the Father in heaven, have mercy on us.God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us. God, your ears are open to our prayers,graciously help those for whom we pray. Christ, hear us. From all evil,from all … Continue reading Litany of Intercession

Featured Prayers: Prayers for Peace in Troubled Times

Collects for Peace The Collect for Peace (Gelasian) Evening Prayer, Armenian Augustine of Hippo (1) Augustine of Hippo (2) Clement of Rome Common Service Book (Lutheran) (1) Common Service Book (Lutheran) (2) George Dawson Dionysius Eastern Orthodox Church Gallican Gelasian (1) Gelasian (2) Gregorian Leonine (1) Leonine (2) Mozarabic (1) Mozarabic (2) Mozarabic (3) Mozarabic … Continue reading Featured Prayers: Prayers for Peace in Troubled Times