After Communion

O Lord Jesus Christ, you have richly fed and refreshed my soul. Help me to love you with all my heart, truly believe in you, and live according to your will. Finally, grant me a blessed and joyful end that I may live and remain with you forever. Source: Pomeranian Agenda, possibly by Johannes Bugenhagen, … Continue reading After Communion

Guide Our Leaders, Comfort the Anxious, Lead People in Safety

Lord of the nations, you remind us that despite all our earthly might, weapons and armies, we are not in control of all things. Guide the leaders of our nation to make wise decisions, for the good of our citizens and others who are in danger. Comfort those who are anxious, and those who mourn. … Continue reading Guide Our Leaders, Comfort the Anxious, Lead People in Safety

Deliver Us from Every Evil

Deliver us, Lord, from every evil, and grant us peace in our day. In your mercy keep us free from sin and protect us from all anxiety as we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ our Lord.Amen. Source: Roman Rite This prayer is called the “embolism,” a word for … Continue reading Deliver Us from Every Evil

The Way of Light

The Way of Light or Stations of Easter is a counterpart to the Stations of the Cross with the focus on the events following Christ’s resurrection. The versicle and response, “We adore you, O Christ,…” is from the traditional devotions for the Stations of the Cross, expanded for use in the Easter season. The prayers that … Continue reading The Way of Light

Like Your Only Son in Suffering and Glory

Lord God, heavenly Father, in your fatherly goodness you allow your children to come under your chastening rod here on earth that we may be like your only Son in suffering here and in glory hereafter. Comfort us in temptations and afflictions by your Holy Spirit that we may not fall into despair, but that … Continue reading Like Your Only Son in Suffering and Glory

Send Your Blessing on Every Husband and Wife

Lord God, heavenly Father,we thank you for instituting holy matrimony to keep us from unchastity and other offenses. Send your blessing on every husband and wife, that they may not provoke each other to anger and strife, but live peaceably together in love and godliness, receive your gracious help in all temptations and raise their … Continue reading Send Your Blessing on Every Husband and Wife

Good Friday Anthem (2)

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you,because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. If we have died with him, we shall also live with him;if we endure, we shall also reign with him. We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you,because by your holy cross you have redeemed the … Continue reading Good Friday Anthem (2)

Good Friday Anthem (1)

We glory in your cross, O Lord,and praise and glorify your holy resurrection;for by virtue of your crossjoy has come to the whole world. May God be merciful to us and bless us,show us the light of his countenance, and come to us. Let your ways be known upon earth,your saving health among all nations. … Continue reading Good Friday Anthem (1)

Scriptural Way of the Cross

The Scriptural Way of the Cross or Scriptural Stations of the Cross is a modern version of the ancient Christian devotion called the Stations of the Cross. The versicle and response, “We adore you, O Christ,…” is from the traditional devotions for the Stations of the Cross. The prayers that follow each scriptural devotion are … Continue reading Scriptural Way of the Cross

Litany for the Sick

Lord God, the Father in heaven, have mercy on him.Lord God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on him.Lord God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on him. Be gracious to him. Spare him, good Lord.Be gracious to him. Help him, good Lord.From all sin, good Lord, deliver him. From all unbelief and doubt,from … Continue reading Litany for the Sick