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 last be saved;
through your Son Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one true God, now and forever.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Trinity 21

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We Seek Our Comfort Only in Your Mercy

Lord God, heavenly Father,
guide and direct us by your Holy Spirit,
that we may not forget our sins and be filled with pride,
but continue in daily repentance and renewal,
seeking our comfort only
in the blessed knowledge
that you will be merciful to us,
forgive us our sins
and grant us eternal life;
through your beloved Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Trinity 11

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Help Us Hear Your Word and Praise Your Grace

Almighty and eternal God,
you have graciously created all things.
We thank you for giving us sound bodies
and for preserving us from the power of the evil foe.
Help us to rightly use our ears and tongues,
to hear your Word diligently and devoutly
and to praise you for your grace
so that no one will be offended by our words,
but that all may be strengthened in faith;
through your beloved Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one true God, now and forever.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Trinity 12

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We Live in the Time of Your Favor

Lord God, heavenly Father,
we thank you
that you have granted us to live
in the time of your favor
when we may hear your holy gospel,
know your fatherly love
and behold your Son, Jesus Christ!
Most merciful Father,
let the light of your holy Word remain with us,
and govern and guide our hearts by your Holy Spirit
that we may never forsake your Word,
but remain steadfast in it
and finally obtain eternal salvation;
through your beloved Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Trinity 13

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By Baptism You Have Cleansed Us

Lord God, heavenly Father,
by your blessed Word
and your holy baptism
you have mercifully cleansed
all who believe
from the fearful leprosy of sin,
and you daily grant us your gracious help
in all our needs.
Enlighten our hearts by your Holy Spirit
that we may never forget your blessings,
but always live in your fear,
trusting fully in your grace
and with thankful hearts
continually praise and glorify you;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one true God, now and forever.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Trinity 14

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We Thank You for All Your Benefits

Lord God, heavenly Father,
we thank you for all your benefits.
You have given us body and life
and have graciously sustained us to this day.
Do not take your blessing from us.
Preserve us from greed,
that we may serve you only,
love you and abide in you
and not defile ourselves by idolatrous love
of wealth or goods,
but hope and trust only in your grace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one true God, now and forever.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Trinity 15

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Deliver Us from Eternal Death

Lord God, heavenly Father,
you sent your Son to be made flesh,
that by his death he might atone for our sins
and deliver us from eternal death.
Confirm in our hearts
the hope that our dear Lord Christ, who
raised the widow’s son with a word,
will raise us on the last day
and give us eternal life;
through your beloved Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one true God, now and forever.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Trinity 16

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Guide and Direct Us to Humbly Fear You

Lord God, heavenly Father,
guide and direct us by your Holy Spirit
that we may not exalt ourselves
but humbly fear you with our whole hearts,
hear and keep your Word,
and hallow the Lord’s Day.
With your Word,
help us to place our hope and confidence
in your Son, Jesus Christ,
who alone is our righteousness and Redeemer,
and then,
to amend and better our lives
according to your Word,
that we may avoid all offenses
and finally obtain eternal salvation;
through your grace in Christ,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one true God, now and forever.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Trinity 17

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We Cling to Jesus Christ with Steadfast Faith

Lord God, heavenly Father,
we are poor, miserable sinners.
We know your will,
but we are too weak to fulfill it.
Our flesh and blood holds us back,
and our enemy the devil will not leave us in peace.
Pour your Holy Spirit in our hearts,
that with steadfast faith we may cling
to your Son Jesus Christ,
find comfort in his passion and death,
believe the forgiveness of sin through him
and in willing obedience to your will
lead holy lives on earth,
until by your grace we depart
from this world of sorrow
and obtain eternal life;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one true God, now and forever.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Trinity 18

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Govern Us by Your Holy Spirit

Almighty and eternal God,
your Son Jesus Christ helped the palsied man
both in body and soul.
Be gracious also to us.
Forgive our sins
and govern us by your Holy Spirit,
that we may not be the cause
of our own sickness and other afflictions.
Keep us in your fear
and strengthen us by your grace
that we may escape temporal and eternal
wrath and punishment;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one true God, now and forever.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Trinity 19

Source of this version: The Collects of Veit Dietrich in Contemporary English © 2016 Paul C. Stratman

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