Did You Enjoy “Prayers from the Ancient Celtic Church”?

Did you enjoy Prayers from the Ancient Celtic Church? Here’s another part of the Celtic-Anglo Christian heritage! From the Introduction:  The “Sarum Rite” or “Use of Salisbury” was a variant of the Roman Rite. It was known for additional responses not in the Roman Rite and for its high ceremony. In 1078, William of Normandy appointed Osmund, … Continue reading Did You Enjoy “Prayers from the Ancient Celtic Church”?

For Joy and Gladness

Blessed are you, O Lord, for you have nourished me from my youth and you give food to all flesh. Fill our hearts with joy and gladness that we always have sufficiency in all things, and may abound to every good work in Christ Jesus our Lord; through him be glory to you, honor, might, … Continue reading For Joy and Gladness

Our Comfort and Joy

Dear God, let your Word shine in our hearts by your Holy Spirit. Make it so bright and warm that we always find our comfort and joy in it. Amen. Source: Martin Luther, translated for A Collection of Prayers from Die Gebete Luthers, #195. Lieber Gott, verklere dein wort inn unsern hertzen durch deinen heiligen Geyst und mache es so liecht und heyß, … Continue reading Our Comfort and Joy

Enlightenment and Joy, Wisdom and Comfort, Rest and Peace

The Lord enlighten you through the teachings of Jesus Christ and strengthen you as you walk in his light. The Lord give you joy as he shows you his Fatherly mercies new every morning. The Lord give you wisdom in happiness, comfort in suffering, rest in death, and one day, the peace of eternal life. … Continue reading Enlightenment and Joy, Wisdom and Comfort, Rest and Peace

Fix Our Hearts on True Joys

O God, you make the minds of the faithful to be of one will. Grant that we may love what you command and desire what you promise, that among the many changes of this world, our hearts may always be fixed where true joys are found; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives … Continue reading Fix Our Hearts on True Joys

Restore to Me the Joy

“Restore to me the joy of your salvation.” I recall what great peace, what great tranquility of soul I enjoyed when I rejoiced in the Lord, and found delight in God my Savior. Yes, now I grieve even more because I know what I have lost. I know what very great benefits I have lost. Yes, I cry frantically, “Restore to … Continue reading Restore to Me the Joy

Help Us in Hardships, Fill Us with Joy

You are the eternal protection and salvation of our souls, arm us with the helmet of hope, and the shield of your invincible defense. Help us in all hardships and needs, and fill us with joy and gladness with those who love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Source: Sarum Rite Source of this … Continue reading Help Us in Hardships, Fill Us with Joy

Sorrow Turns to Joy

Most merciful God, helper of all, strengthen us by your power that our sorrow may be turned into joy and that we may continually glorify your holy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen Source: Sarum Rite Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Middle Ages, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1954. Graphic: Page … Continue reading Sorrow Turns to Joy

Joy and Gladness

Praise to you, O Lord, for you have nourished us from youth and you give food to all living things. Fill our hearts with joy and gladness and provide for all our needs, that we may abound in every good work; through Jesus Christ our Lord. To him, with you and the Holy Spirit be … Continue reading Joy and Gladness