Preserve Us from Greed and the Cares of this Life

Lord God, heavenly Father, in the wilderness your Son fed over five thousand people with five loaves and two fish. Graciously remain with us and bless us. Preserve us from greed and the cares of this life that we may seek first your kingdom and your righteousness and in all things remember your Fatherly goodness; … Continue reading Preserve Us from Greed and the Cares of this Life

Preserve Us in All Temptations

Lord God, heavenly Father,you sent your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, to take on himself our flesh that he might overcome the devil’s tyranny and defend us poor sinners. We give you thanks for your merciful help. Be present with us in your grace in all temptations, preserve us from worldly security and by your … Continue reading Preserve Us in All Temptations

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

Preserve Us from Greed and Cares that We May Seek First Your Kingdom

Lord God, heavenly Father, in the wilderness your Son fed over four thousand people with seven loaves and a few small fish. Graciously remain with us and bless us. Preserve us from greed and the cares of this life that we may seek first your kingdom and your righteousness and in all things needful for … Continue reading Preserve Us from Greed and Cares that We May Seek First Your Kingdom

Hymnal and Order of Service, Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod, 1925

The Hymnal and Order of Service was published by the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod in 1925. It contained a liturgical section that was not typical of Lutheran hymnals of the time, probably due to Augustana’s Swedish heritage. Along with Swedish service music, there is also some by English composer Sir John Stainer. It contains a version of … Continue reading Hymnal and Order of Service, Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod, 1925

Grant that We May Serve You

You have freed us from evil and strengthened us in what is good. Grant that we may serve you, our God and Lord. Put away our sins. Give joy to those who mourn. Give freedom to the captive. Give health to the sick. Grant us peace and safety all our days, and hold back the strength of our … Continue reading Grant that We May Serve You

For Loyal Service

Almighty and eternal God, make our wills always subject to your will, and our hearts always ready to serve you; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Source: Roman Breviary, 11th CenturySource of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Middle Ages, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1954.

For Acceptable Service

O glorious and almighty God, all the spirits of the blessed place their hope in you.Grant us that, by your help, we may always serve you with a pure mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Source: Sarum Rite, eleventh centurySource of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Middle Ages, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1954.  

Delightful It Is to Serve the King of Kings

Let me bless almighty God, whose power extends over sea and land, whose angels watch over all. Let me study sacred books to calm my soul: I pray for peace, kneeling at heaven’s gates. Let me do my daily work, gathering seaweed, catching fish, giving food to the poor. Let me say my daily prayers, … Continue reading Delightful It Is to Serve the King of Kings