Not the God of the Dead but of the Living

In some branches of Christianity, November 2 is celebrated as ‘All Souls Day,’ or ‘Commemoration of the Faithful Departed.’  In some countries it is also called ‘The Day of the Dead.’ This prayer reminds us that those who die in faith live in Christ. O eternal God and Father, you are not the God of … Continue reading Not the God of the Dead but of the Living

Give Your Living Water to Us Who Thirst

O Jesus, Son of God the Father, Fount of Life everlasting, give your living water to us who thirst, give us eternal life. Hear us in your mercy, O Christ Jesus. With the Father and the Holy Spirit, we worship and glorify you, one God, now and forever. Amen. Source: Freely modified from Mozarabic Collects, ed. … Continue reading Give Your Living Water to Us Who Thirst

For Right Living

Lord, give us a spirit to always think and do what is right. Since we cannot do anything good without you, empower us to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Source: Leonine Sacramentary. Source of this version: Freely modified from  Prayers of the Early Church,  ed.  J. Manning Potts,  The Upper … Continue reading For Right Living

Light of Life, Living Water

O God, you are the source of all life, and in your light we see light. Increase in us the light of your divine knowledge so we may be able to reach your flowing fountain. Give our thirsty souls the living water and restore to our darkened minds the light from heaven. Amen. Source: Mozarabic Rite Source … Continue reading Light of Life, Living Water

Living by the Grace of Christ

O Lord, grant that we may live our life here without trouble and in security, and enjoy eternal life by the grace and love of our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom be glory and might together with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen. Source: St. John Chrysostom Source of this version: … Continue reading Living by the Grace of Christ

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

Litany of the Nativity

Lord, have mercy.Christ, have mercy.Lord, have mercy. God, loving Father, you sent your one and only Son, have mercy.Jesus Christ, you are the Word who became flesh to save the world, have mercy.Holy Spirit, you connect us to the love and power of God with your Word, have mercy. Holy Trinity, splendor and majesty are … Continue reading Litany of the Nativity

Featured Prayers: All Saints

Collects We Will Not Die, but Peacefully Sleep and Be Raised (Veit Dietrich) Prayer for All Saints’ Day (Veit Dietrich) All Saints Day (Hamburg Gesangbuch) At Your Second Coming (Mozarabic) Prayer for All Saints’ Day (Mozarabic) Other Prayers In Your Mercy, Lead Me (Book of Cerne) Not the God of the Dead but of the Living (Hamburg Gesangbuch) … Continue reading Featured Prayers: All Saints