For Grace to Walk in Holiness

O God of strength, you surpass all understanding, and you mercifully give your people mercy and judgment.Empower us to faithfully love you, and to walk this day in the way of righteousness; 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, … Continue reading For Grace to Walk in Holiness

We Walk in the Light of this Bountiful Day

We walk in the light of this bountiful day in the great strength of the most high God of gods, in the favor of Christ, in the light of the Holy Spirit, in faith of the patriarchs, in the service of the prophets, in the peace of the apostles, in the joy of angels, in … Continue reading We Walk in the Light of this Bountiful Day

Jesus our Master, Walk with Us

Jesus our Master, walk with us on the road as we yearn to reach the heavenly country, so that following your light, we may stay on the way of righteousness, and never wander into the horrible darkness of this world’s night, while you, the way, the truth, and the life, are shining within us. Source: … Continue reading Jesus our Master, Walk with Us

Walk as a Child of the Light

O my Lord Jesus, be my light! Enlighten my heart so that I walk as a child of the light, flee and shun the works of darkness, and serve you this whole day. Amen. Source: Nürnberger Handbuch, Translated for A Collection of Prayers. German source: Gebetbuch, enthaltend die sämtlichen Gebete und Seufzer Martin Luther’s, ….Evangelischer Bücher-Verein, 1866, #28. Original … Continue reading Walk as a Child of the Light

Enlighten Us, Let Us Walk Securely

Almighty God, by your mercy do not let our minds be cast down by any troubles of this life, let no hurtful temptation have dominion over them, let no darkness of unbelief hold them captive. But, illuminated by the light of your face shining on us, may we always walk securely on the sure ground … Continue reading Enlighten Us, Let Us Walk Securely

Walk with Us

Jesus, our Master, meet us while we walk in the way, yearning to reach the heavenly country; so that, following your light we may keep the way of righteousness, and never wander away into the darkness of this world’s night, while you, who are the Way, the Truth, and the Life, are shining within us; for … Continue reading Walk with Us

A Collection of Prayers Annual Report, June 18, 2021

Today marks the 5th anniversary of A Collection of Prayers. From June 2020 to June 2021 it has been a very interesting year. Views Views in the past year are about triple what they were before. I assume that people still in lockdown were looking for devotional materials and prayers. The most sought after prayers … Continue reading A Collection of Prayers Annual Report, June 18, 2021

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

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