Your Unfailing Goodness

wilhelm_loeheWe give you thanks, heavenly Father,
for creating all things by your limitless power,
governing all things by your inexpressible wisdom,
and feeding and prospering all things by your unfailing goodness.
Let us, your children,
at last drink the cup of everlasting life
which you have promised and prepared for all who love you,
with your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Source: Wilhelm Löhe. Freely adapted from Seed Grains of Prayer, A Manual for Evangelical Christians, Wartburg Press, Chicago, 1914 (#27)

 

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You Sustain Us with Your Fatherly Kindness

wilhelm_loeheGlory to you, O God most holy!
Glory to you, O God most high!
Glory to you, O King of heaven and earth!
You sustain us with your fatherly kindness.
Fill us with joy and gladness in the Holy Spirit,
that we may be blameless in your sight
through Jesus Christ our Lord
on the day when you reward each according to his deeds.
Amen.

Source: Wilhelm Löhe. Freely adapted from Seed Grains of Prayer, A Manual for Evangelical Christians, Wartburg Press, Chicago, 1914 (#26)

Also found in The Lutheran Hymnal, p. 106 #45

The repeated doxologies suggest that Löhe may have obtained this prayer from an Eastern Orthodox source.

 

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Sustain Our Souls and Bodies

wilhelm_loeheLord God, heavenly Father,
we give you praise and thanks
for all your gifts and blessings.
Sustain our souls in true faith and knowledge of you,
just as you have now sustained our bodies.
Amen.

Source: Wilhelm Löhe. Freely adapted from Seed Grains of Prayer, A Manual for Evangelical Christians, Wartburg Press, Chicago, 1914 (#25)

Note: Seed Grains of Prayer… has the note after this prayer, “(1562.)”

 

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Move Us to Reflect Your Faithfulness

Lord God, heavenly Father,
we praise and bless you
for the many blessings you share with us.
Move us to reflect your faithfulness,
since you have abundantly fed and nourished us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Source: Freely adapted from Seed Grains of Prayer, A Manual for Evangelical Christians, Wartburg Press, Chicago, 1914 (#24)

Note: Seed Grains of Prayer… has the note after this prayer, “(1564.)”

Fill all of Our Needs

wilhelm_loehePraise God
who has sustained us from birth
and gives food to every living thing.
May he fill our hearts with joy and gladness,
filling all our needs,
and satisfying us with what he provides.
Amen.

Source: Wilhelm Löhe. Freely adapted from Seed Grains of Prayer, A Manual for Evangelical Christians, Wartburg Press, Chicago, 1914 (#21)

“who has sustained us from birth” is a reference to Ecclesiasticus 50:22  (Apocrypha)

“and gives food to every living thing” is a reference to Psalm 145:16

This prayer is likely a translation or adaptation of “Joy and Gladness”

 

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Feed and Nourish Our Bodies and Souls

wilhelm_loeheGracious Father,
you feed and nourish every creature.
Feed and nourish our bodies and souls.
Do not let us forget your benefits,
but strengthen us with your blessings
that we may glorify your name,
do good and honest work,
and live and move before you
in righteousness and innocence.
Amen.

Source: Wilhelm Löhe. Freely adapted from Seed Grains of Prayer, A Manual for Evangelical Christians, Wartburg Press, Chicago, 1914 (#20)

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

“feed and nourish every living creature” is a reference to Psalm 145:15-16

“Do not let us forget…” is a reference to Psalm 103:2

“live and move” is a reference to Acts 17:28

Note: Both Seed Grains of Prayer…  and Morning and Evening Prayers… have the note after this prayer, “(1562.)”

Original in German:

O barmherziger Vater, Du speisest und ernährt alle Creaturen, speise und tränke auch uns leiblich und geistlich also, daß wir Deine Gaben nicht mißbrauchen, sondern durch sie zu Deiner Ehre, zu aller ehrlichen Arbeit und zu allem Guten gestärkt werden, fromm und unschuldig vor Dir zu wandeln und zu leben! Amen

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Strengthen Us to Praise and Serve

wilhelm_loeheLord God, our heavenly Father,
we give praise and thanks
for your gracious gifts
which you provide so faithfully.
Help us enjoy these blessings
with gratitude and reverence,
that we may be strengthened
to praise you and serve our neighbors;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Source: Wilhelm Löhe. Freely adapted from Seed Grains of Prayer, A Manual for Evangelical Christians, Wartburg Press, Chicago, 1914 (#19)

Note: Seed Grains of Prayer… has the note after this prayer, “(1564.)”

 

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Daily Gloria

wilhelm_loeheGlory to God in the highest,
and peace to his people on earth.
From the rising of the sun to its setting,
the name of the Lord is to be praised!
Almighty and gracious God,
merciful Father,
let the light of your face shine on us,
your humble servants.
Increase in us true knowledge of your grace and mercy
which you have freely given us in Jesus Christ, your dear Son.
Move us to praise and confess you
as our Lord and our God
for the salvation of people everywhere,
together with your Son and the Holy Spirit,
and glorify and praise you
with all our hearts,
with all the company of heaven,
in word and deed;
through your dear Son,
our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Amen.

Source: Wilhelm Löhe. Freely adapted from Seed Grains of Prayer, A Manual for Evangelical Christians, Wartburg Press, Chicago, 1914 (#14)

Note: Seed Grains of Prayer… has the note after Daily Gloria, “(Strassburg, 1566)”

“From the rising…” is a reference to Psalm 113:3

“Let the light of your face…” is a reference to Psalm 4:6, and also to Numbers 6:25

“Increase in us true knowlege” is a reference to 1 Corinthians 1:5

“which you have freely given…” may be a reference to 1 Corinthians 2:12

 

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Daily Kyrie

wilhelm_loeheLord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy,
and save your people
whom you bought with your own blood.
Do not turn away from us because of our sins.
Remember us according to your steadfast love,
and your gracious work for your people.
Deliver us that may enjoy the prosperity of your chosen ones,
and share in the joy of your nation
and join your inheritance in giving praise.
Amen.

Source: Wilhelm Löhe. Freely adapted from Seed Grains of Prayer, A Manual for Evangelical Christians, Wartburg Press, Chicago, 1914 (#13)

Note: Seed Grains of Prayer… has the note after ‘Daily Gloria’ which follows ‘Daily Kyrie,’ “(Strassburg, 1566)”

“Remember us according to your steadfast love” is a reference to Psalm 25:7

“Deliver us that may enjoy..” is a reference to Psalm 106:5

 

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