A ‘Mass’ of Prayers

Kyrie Father, do not look on my many sins, but in your mercy provide for all my needs, food, clothing, shelter, for I cannot survive without these, or without you. Lord, have mercy. Jesus, you gave yourself for us all as the Lamb of God to bear our sins. Remember me, whom you bought with … Continue reading A ‘Mass’ of Prayers

Prayer for the Second Sunday after Pentecost

O God, your angels always enjoy your peace, and you also share your peace with us. In our time on earth, lead us in the way of peace, and give us complete peace in our inheritance in your kingdom; through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. Source: Freely modified from Mozarabic Collects, ed. Rev. Chas. … Continue reading Prayer for the Second Sunday after Pentecost

An Intercessory Prayer

In the source, this is printed as a responsive prayer. Show us your mercy, O Lord, and give us your salvation. (Psalm 85:7) Lord, save our rulers! Answer us in the day we call! (Psalm 20:9) May your servants be clothed with righteousness. May your favored ones shout for joy. (Psalm 132:9) Save your people, and bless the … Continue reading An Intercessory Prayer

Confession before Communion

Confession, when a Christian wishes to come to the Lord’s Table. Dear sir, I ask, would you hear my confession and pronounce the forgiveness of sins to me for God’s sake? Yes. I, a poor sinner, confess to God and to you that I have sinned much against all the commandments of God in my … Continue reading Confession before Communion

Prayers When Reading the Word

A short sigh to God the Father O God, Father of all poor, miserable souls! Give us all your grace and enlighten us with your truth. To you be praise, glory and thanks forever. Amen. Another to God the Son Lord Jesus, our King, you are Peace, Light and Life. Enlighten, awaken and strengthen our … Continue reading Prayers When Reading the Word

A Foretaste of the Heavenly Banquet

The following post-communion prayer combines elements of three prayers which seemed to have a common source.  Almighty God, our heavenly Father, gracious and merciful Lord, we give you thanks and praise for the foretaste of the heavenly banquet that you have given us to eat and to drink in the body and blood of your dear … Continue reading A Foretaste of the Heavenly Banquet

Holy Spirit, Light of Truth, Comfort for the Soul

O Holy Spirit, true God, Lord almighty, when you visibly poured yourself out on the apostles, you revealed yourself as the light of truth and comfort for the soul whom the Son of God promised. We humbly pray that you would have mercy on us, and for the sake of our Savior Jesus Christ, awaken in us true knowledge of you. Move us to … Continue reading Holy Spirit, Light of Truth, Comfort for the Soul

Against the Devil’s Tyranny

Lord God, heavenly Father, you sent your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, into this world to destroy the works of the devil, and to protect us poor people against such an evil foe. Protect us. Keep us safe. Uphold us in all affliction by your Holy Spirit so that we may have peace from such … Continue reading Against the Devil’s Tyranny

Two Wedding Prayers

O eternal God, creator and preserver of all mankind, giver of all spiritual grace, author of everlasting life, send your blessing on this man and this woman whom we bless in your name. Help and empower them to live faithfully together, and to keep the promises made to each other and to you. Keep them in … Continue reading Two Wedding Prayers