Featured Prayers: Advent

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Scroll through all our Advent prayers at this link: https://acollectionofprayers.com/tag/advent/

Advent Rites

Rites for the Lighting of an Advent Wreath

The “O Antiphons”

“Stir Up” Prayers

Collects for Advent

Other Prayers for Advent

General Prayers for Advent:

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Featured Prayers: Last Sunday of the Church Year

There are two traditions for the theme of the Last Sunday of the Church Year.

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The older tradition is the emphasis of End Time and its transition into Advent. In the Historic Lutheran Lectionary, the Gospel for the Last Sunday of the Church Year was the parable of the ten virgins, with the emphasis on readiness for Christ’s return. Sometimes this was called “Sunday of the Fulfillment.” (See Wikipedia article on Totensonntag.)

The newer tradition is the observance of Christ the King, which is also fitting. Christ is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and end of all things. Often Christ the King has a passion emphasis, which shows us that Christ as King is not always what we would expect. The Passion Gospels are an opportunity to proclaim the Theology of the Cross. Even as King, Christ suffered, and he revealed the glory of his love in his suffering. As his loyal subjects, we can expect suffering in the world, too.


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Featured Prayers: All Saints

Revelation 7:2-17 – All Saints 2015 | Bloghardt's Reflector


Other Prayers

Special Rites

Featured Prayers: Reformation

Reformation Martyrs - Lutheran Reformation


The Deutsches Messe

Featured Prayers: Prayers for Peace in Troubled Times

Collects for Peace

Other Prayers for Peace

Prayers for Protection

Prayers for Leaders


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Featured Prayers: Sundays after Trinity / Pentecost

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Collects of the Day

The following prayers / collects were originally composed or chosen to go with the historic lectionary, a series of lessons that developed in the early church. It was a one-year series, that is, the same lessons would be read on the same Sundays, each year. For the historic lectionary on an interactive calendar, see www.sanctus.org.

Most of the collects designated as “historic” come from the sacramentaries of the Roman church.

The collects designated as “Mozarabic” come from the ancient Spanish church around the year AD 700. The Mozarabic church was isolated from the rest of Europe while Spain was occupied by Muslims. The Mozarabic tradition of liturgy and prayer developed independently from worship in Europe and Rome.

Veit Dietrich was a friend and associate of Martin Luther, and these prayers were written in the 1540s as part of a commentary on the historic gospels. They appeared in The Lutheran Hymnary (1913), a worship book prepared by Norwegian-American Lutherans.

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Featured Prayers: The Holy Trinity

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The Trisagion

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Main Collects for the Holy Trinity

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Nicene Creed - Wikipedia


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Other Prayers

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Featured Prayers: Pentecost


Scroll through all our Pentecost prayers at this link: https://acollectionofprayers.com/tag/pentecost/

Ancient Antiphon and Prayer


Main Collects for Pentecost

Other Collects



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Other Pentecost Prayers

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Featured Prayers: Easter

Scroll through all our Easter prayers at this link: https://acollectionofprayers.com/tag/easter-season/ 

Holy Saturday / Easter Eve

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Collects for Easter

Modern numbering of Sundays is used. (Old numbering in parentheses.)

Other Classic Prayers for Easter

The Way of Light (Stations of Easter)

The Way of Light or Stations of Easter is a series of devotions, meant to be a counterpart to the Way of the Cross.

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Easter Evening / Emmaus

The Good Shepherd – Misericordias Domini, Second Sunday after Easter (Old Lectionary), Fourth Sunday of Easter (New Lectionary).

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Ascension Day


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Canticles / Anthems

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Featured Prayers: Lent

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Prayers for Ash Wednesday

Short Devotional Rite for Ash Wednesday

Other Prayers and Collects for Lent

Collects for Lent

Passion Prayers

Penitential Prayers


Holy Week

Palm Sunday

Days of Holy Week

Scriptural Way of the Cross 



Holy (Maundy) Thursday

Good Friday

Good Friday Anthems

Holy Saturday / Easter Eve

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