Help Us against the Adversary

Lord God, heavenly Father,just as the adversary continually afflicts us and as a roaring lion walks about, seeking to devour us, for the sake of the suffering and death of your Son, Jesus Christ, help us by the grace of the Holy Spirit and strengthen our hearts by your Word, that our enemy may not … Continue reading Help Us against the Adversary

Neighborly Love, Service and Helpfulness

Almighty and eternal God, we are poor sinners and stand under your righteous judgment. With all our hearts we thank you for taking all our guilt from us and laying it on your dear Son Christ Jesus. Graciously sustain us in faith and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that we may live according to … Continue reading Neighborly Love, Service and Helpfulness

Help Us Hear Your Word and Praise Your Grace

Almighty and eternal God, you have graciously created all things. We thank you for giving us sound bodies and for preserving us from the power of the evil foe. Help us to rightly use our ears and tongues, to hear your Word diligently and devoutly and to praise you for your grace so that no … Continue reading Help Us Hear Your Word and Praise Your Grace

Help, Save, Have Mercy on Us

The Litany of Chrysostom may be read or may be sung to this tune. Sometimes it is sung in a way that the word “Lord” overlaps between the cantor and congregation: “In peace, let us pray to the Lord, have mercy.” Graphics for use in service folders, with or without harmony, are provided below, along with … Continue reading Help, Save, Have Mercy on Us

For Divine Help and Protection

You are our helper, Mighty One. and you are no respecter of persons. Help all your people bought with the precious blood of Christ. You are our fortress and defender. No one can snatch us from your hand. There is no other God like you. In you we trust. Sanctify us through your truth. Your … Continue reading For Divine Help and Protection

Extend the Right Hand of Heavenly Help

O Lord, extend your mercy over all your servants everywhere with the right hand of heavenly help, that they may seek you with their whole heart, and obtain what they rightly ask; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Source: Gelasian Sacramentary Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Early Church, edited by J. Manning Potts, … Continue reading Extend the Right Hand of Heavenly Help