Confirm our Faith and Hope in Your Grace and Mercy

Lord God, heavenly Father,may your Holy Spirit strengthen our hearts and confirm our faith and hope in your grace and mercy. Although we have reason to fear because of our conscience, our sin and our unworthiness, we may nevertheless, with the woman of Canaan, hold fast to your grace and in every trial and temptation … Continue reading Confirm our Faith and Hope in Your Grace and Mercy

We Seek Our Comfort Only in Your Mercy

Lord God, heavenly Father, guide and direct us by your Holy Spirit, that we may not forget our sins and be filled with pride, but continue in daily repentance and renewal, seeking our comfort only in the blessed knowledge that you will be merciful to us, forgive us our sins and grant us eternal life; … Continue reading We Seek Our Comfort Only in Your Mercy

Give Us Confidence in Your Mercy, and Teach Us to Be Merciful

Lord God, heavenly Father, you are merciful and through Christ you promised us that you will neither judge nor condemn us,but graciously forgive us all our sins and abundantly provide for all our needs of body and soul. By your Holy Spirit establish in our hearts a confident faith in your mercy and teach us … Continue reading Give Us Confidence in Your Mercy, and Teach Us to Be Merciful

New from VaterUnser Books: “Through Your Mercy, O Our God…” Prayers from the Mozarabic Church

This book is a collection of prayers from the Mozarabic tradition. The Mozarabs were Christians who lived in Spain under Islamic rule. The prayers in the Mozarabic Rite are free in style and substantial in meaning. Most of the prayers also seem to be very direct in presenting gospel content. They are also very consciously … Continue reading New from VaterUnser Books: “Through Your Mercy, O Our God…” Prayers from the Mozarabic Church

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

In Your Mercy, Lead Me

Almighty God and Father, Lord of heaven and earth, I pray, in your mercy lead me: where thousands of angels always reflect the exceeding glory of the King of kings, praising him;where the twenty-four elders fall before the throne of the Lamb of God, praising him;where the four living creatures surround the throne, and every … Continue reading In Your Mercy, Lead Me

Thanks for Your Mercies

We give you thanks for all things, O Lord Almighty, that you have not taken away your mercies and your compassions from us. In every succeeding generation you save, deliver, help, and protect. You helped your people in the days of Enosh and Enoch, in the days of Moses and Joshua, in the days of … Continue reading Thanks for Your Mercies