Send Your Blessing on Every Husband and Wife

Lord God, heavenly Father,we thank you for instituting holy matrimony to keep us from unchastity and other offenses. Send your blessing on every husband and wife, that they may not provoke each other to anger and strife, but live peaceably together in love and godliness, receive your gracious help in all temptations and raise their … Continue reading Send Your Blessing on Every Husband and Wife

Forgiveness of Sins, Righteousness and Eternal Life

Almighty and eternal God, by your Son you promised us the forgiveness of sins, righteousness and eternal life. By your Holy Spirit lead and awaken our hearts that we daily pray for help in all afflictions, seek to be near him, and believing the promise of his Word, obtain what we pray for, and at … Continue reading Forgiveness of Sins, Righteousness and Eternal Life

Forgive Us Our Sins, that We May Praise and Glorify You

Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, you gave us your holy Word and have generously provided for all our bodily needs. We are unworthy of all these mercies and have rather deserved punishment. But forgive us our sins as you forgave Peter, and prosper and bless us in our different callings that by your … Continue reading Forgive Us Our Sins, that We May Praise and Glorify You

Closing Prayer for Holy (Maundy) Thursday

Originally posted on A Collection of Prayers:
This prayer may be used in place of the prayers “We give thanks, almighty God,…” “O God the Father, source of all goodness…” in the Common Service or “Hear the prayers of your people…” in the Service of Word and Sacrament in Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal. CLOSING PRAYER…

You Lay Bare our Sins

O God, you lay bare our sins when we cloak them with empty excuses, and in your compassionate wisdomyou remove all doubt from things uncertain, and bring forth to light what was hidden. When our evil has been brought home to our conscience,sprinkle on us the dew of your mercy and make us white as … Continue reading You Lay Bare our Sins

For Deliverance from Sin

O Lord,look mercifully on us,and grant that we may choose the way of peace.Rescue us from the captivity of the sins which have oppressed us,that we may attain the dwellings of the heavenly Jerusalem; through Jesus Christ. Amen. Source: Sarum Rite, eleventh centurySource of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Middle Ages, edited by J. Manning Potts, … Continue reading For Deliverance from Sin

Confession of Sins from the Book of Cerne

I come before your sight, O Lord, as one accused with my conscience as witness. I pray, not daring to ask what I am not worthy to receive. But Lord, you know everything that drives us to confess to you; what we are ashamed of, and the sins we were not afraid to commit. With … Continue reading Confession of Sins from the Book of Cerne

A Litany Prayer for Strength against Sin

O God, in wonderful ways you created and redeemed mankind. Give us steadfast minds to resist the allurements of sin that we may attain the joys of eternal life. Hear us, O Lord. Amen. Source: Gregorian Sacramentary Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Middle Ages, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1954  

For Good Use of Blessings

Almighty and eternal God, you heal us by chastening and preserve us by pardoning. Let us rejoice in the comfort of the tranquility we desired, and use the gift of your peace for the true amendment of our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Source: Leonine Sacramentary, fifth century Source of this version: Freely modified … Continue reading For Good Use of Blessings