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Books from A Collection of Prayers

Now and Forever: New Collects for Modern Lectionaries

This is a book of prayers for use with the Revised Common Lectionary. The prayers, all newly composed, are written in classic collect form and find their themes in the readings for each Sunday in the lectionary. This book gives additional options for the Prayer of the Day/Opening Prayer. These prayers may also be used for concluding petitions in the Prayer of the Church (Prayers of Intercession or Prayers of the People) or may be used as closing prayers that fit thematically with the readings of the day. Pastors, lectors and worship planners may find this to be a valuable resource for prayers in the worship service.

Now and Forever: New Collects for Modern Lectionaries is now available in paperback through It is also available for Amazon Kindle.

Prayers from the Ancient Celtic Church

Prayers from the Ancient Celtic Church is a collection of prayers from the time of Patrick (d. ca. 460-493) to the Synod of Whitby (664), and also from the Celtic Christian tradition that remained after Whitby. A few of the prayers in this book may be familiar from their appearance in other prayer books. Some may be appearing in English for the first time. All prayers (with one exception) are rendered or revised into contemporary English with the hopes that they will be useful in private and corporate worship.

Includes prayers from The Antiphonary of Bangor, The Lorrha-Stowe Missal, The Book of Cerne, The Book of Dimma, St. Patrick, St. Columba and many other sources.

Prayers from the Ancient Celtic Church is now available in paperback through It is also available for Amazon Kindle.

The New Ancient Collects: Completely Revised and Refreshed for Modern Usage.

The New Ancient Collects : Completely Revised and Refreshed for Modern Usage. by [Stratman, Paul]For over 150 years, Bright’s Ancient Collects has been a standard resource for classic Christian prayers. The New Ancient Collects is a complete revision and refreshing of all the prayers in Bright’s Ancient Collects with updated language. Click here to purchase through Amazon. Available in paperback and for Kindle.

Prayers from the Evangelical-Lutheran Heritage

Prayers from the Evangelical-Lutheran Heritage by [Stratman, Paul]A collection of prayers from the history of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church from Luther to Loehe. The collection includes prayers by Johannes Bugenhagen, Georg C. Dieffenbach, Veit Dietrich, Matthias Flacius, Wilhelm Loehe, Martin Luther, Philip Melanchthon, Joachim Mynsinger, Johann G. Olearius, Johann Jacob Rambach, and the early agendas and prayer books of the Austrian, Brunswick, Hamburg, Lueneberg, Norwegian, Nuremberg, Pomeranian, Riga, Russian, Saxon, Schleswig-Holstein, and Swedish Evangelical-Lutheran churches. Click here to purchase through Amazon. Available in paperback and for Kindle.

The New Mozarabic Collects: A Revision and Refreshing of ‘Mozarabic Collects’ by Charles R. Hale

The New Mozarabic Collects: A Revision and Refreshing of 'Mozarabic Collects' by Charles R. Hale by [Stratman, Paul]The prayers presented here are all taken from the 1881 book Mozarabic Collects, translated and edited by Charles Hale. The ‘Elizabethan’ or traditional liturgical English used at the time can be a great barrier for the modern reader, both in understanding the meaning of the prayers, and in seeing the beauty of the content. The goal in updating the language is both academic—to show the true content of the prayers for the value of understanding the history of the Mozarabic church—and practical, to make these prayers usable in today’s worship settings. All the prayers from Hale’s work are included along with some short orders of worship for morning and evening prayer. Click here to purchase through Amazon. Available in paperback and for Kindle.


The Liturgy Archive is an attempt to gather into one place various liturgies, prayers, sermons, and anything else that a Christian may find useful for prayer, contemplation and edification. Resources are from many Christian confessions and traditions.
Prayer and Verse is a resource of prayers that have been crafted throughout the centuries from an abundance of voices and traditions.

Online Books

The New Book of Collects in Two Parts

Books at the New Scriptorium

After the Third Collect

Prayers and Thanksgivings for use in Public Worship 1952

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The Book of English Collects

From the Prayer Books of the Anglican Communion: England, Scotland,Ireland, Canada, South Africa, and the United States of America With Notes, and an Essay on the Collect Form 1940

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The Book of Offices

Services for Certain Occasions not provided for in the Book of Common Prayer 1949

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Daily Prayer

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Parish Prayers

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The Pastor’s Prayerbook

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The Prayer Manual

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Prayers Ancient and Modern

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Other Resources

A Book of Common Order: Being, Forms of Prayer, and Administration …  Church of Scotland. Church Service Society, 1896

A Book of Prayers: Together with Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Ancient and Modern, Ed. Ch. Leffingwell, Morehouse Publishing Company, 1921

Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal, Northwestern Publishing House, Milwaukee, Wisc. U.S.A. © 1993  [] []

The Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church, United Lutheran Church in America, 1918. See formatted and edited versions of the services and prayers at the Common Service Book page at A Collection of Prayers.

The Lutheran Hymnary, Augsburg Publishing House, 1913, Veit Dietrich Collects available here.

Morning and Evening Prayers for All Days of the Week, by Dr. John Habermann, Wartburg Publishing House, Chicago, 1918

Mozarabic Collects: Translated and Arranged from the Ancient Liturgy of the Spanish Church, Tr. Chas. Hale S. T. D,  New York, James Pott, 1881

New Scriptorium contains many Anglican and other liturgical books that are out of print. It has a whole section devoted to Collects & Prayers.

Prayers Ancient and Modern, Ed. Mary Wilder Tileston, Little, Brown, Boston, 1914

Prayers of the Early Church, ed. James Manning Potts, Upper Room, 1953

Prayers of the Middle Ages: Light from a Thousand Years, ed. James Manning Potts, Upper Room, 1954

The Sarum Breviary, J. T. Hayes, Brighton (England), 1884

The Sarum Missal, Tr. A. H. Pearson, 1884.

Seed-grains of Prayer: A Manual for Evangelical Christiansby Wilhelm Löhe, Wartburg Press, 1914

The Little Treasure of PrayersColumbus OH, Lutheran Book Concern, 1888