Give Us Comfort that We Will Never See Death

Lord God, heavenly Father, your dear Son, our Redeemer Christ Jesus said, ‘Whoever remains in my word will never see death.’ Pour out your Holy Spirit into our hearts that your Son’s Word may come to us and that we may hear it, hold it, and commit ourselves to it with our whole heart,and in … Continue reading Give Us Comfort that We Will Never See Death

We Will Not Die, but Peacefully Sleep and Be Raised

Almighty and eternal God, by your Son you promised us forgiveness of our sins and deliverance from eternal death. We pray that by your Holy Spirit you will daily increase our faith in your grace through Christ and establish us in the certain hope that we will not die, but peacefully sleep and be raised … Continue reading We Will Not Die, but Peacefully Sleep and Be Raised

To Do Your Will

O Lord, my God, to me you are everything good. Remember me because I am nothing, I have nothing, and I can do nothing. You alone are good, just, and holy. You can do all things, you accomplish all things, you fill all things. Remember your mercies, and fill my heart with your grace. You … Continue reading To Do Your Will

For Knowledge of God’s Will

God,almighty, eternal, righteous, and merciful,help us poor sinners do all that we know of your will,and to will always what pleases you,so that inwardly purified, enlightened, and kindled by the fire of the Holy Spirit,we may follow in the footprints of your well-beloved Son,our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Source: Francis of Assisi, 13th CenturySource of this … Continue reading For Knowledge of God’s Will

For a Knowledge of God’s Will

Most gracious God, to know and love your will is righteousness, enlighten our souls with the brightness of your presence, that we may both know your will and be enabled to perform it; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Source: Roman Breviary, 11th CenturySource of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Middle Ages, edited by J. … Continue reading For a Knowledge of God’s Will

The Gates of Hell Will Not Prevail

O God, you promised that you would be with your Church to the end of the age, and that the gates of hell will never prevail against the apostolic confession. Make your strength perfect in our weakness, and keep your divine promise and be present with your weakest members. Give each of us what we … Continue reading The Gates of Hell Will Not Prevail

According to Your Will, Obeying Your Command

O Lord, I come according to will and obeying your command, bringing all my petitions, especially the things that would prevent me from coming to you— my sins that trouble me greatly, and I ask you to remove and forgive them. Amen. Source: Modified from The Abridged Treasury of Prayers: An Epitome from the Larger Gebets-Schatz, 1906,  #1

I Come, Since It Is Your Will and Command

Lord, since it is your will and command that I should come to you and pray, I come. In prayer I bring to you what hinders me the most and keeps me from you the most– my sins. They weigh heavy on my neck and press on me hard. But you yourself will take them from … Continue reading I Come, Since It Is Your Will and Command

You Will Not Forsake Me

My God, you have commanded me to pray and to believe that my prayer will be heard. Therefore I pray to you and forsake myself. You will not forsake me, but will give me a steadfast faith. Amen. Source: Martin Luther, translated for A Collection of Prayers from  Gebetbuch, enthaltend die sämtlichen Gebete und Seufzer Martin Luther’s, ….Evangelischer … Continue reading You Will Not Forsake Me