Reconcile Us

antifonariodelec3b3n1O God,
out of your great love for this world
you reconciled earth to heaven through your only Son.
By the darkness of our sins
we are often turned aside from brotherly love.
Let your light shine in our souls
and fill us with your own sweetness
and embrace our friends in you
and our enemies for your sake
in a bond of mutual affection.
Amen.

Source: Mozarabic Rite

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers Ancient and Modern
by Mary Wilder Tileston, Boston, Little Brown, 1914, p. 269 #1

Graphic: Mozarabic manuscript from the Cathedral of Leon, from Wikimedia Commons.

 

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Watch over Our Paths

antifonariodelec3b3n1O Lord,
you are our redemption.
Be our protection.
Direct our minds by your gracious presence
and watch over our paths
with guiding love,
that among the snares which lie hidden
on this path we walk
we may walk forward
with hearts fixed on you,
that on this path of faith
we may arrive where you want us.
Amen.

Source: Mozarabic Rite

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers Ancient and Modern
by Mary Wilder Tileston, Boston, Little Brown, 1914, p. 190 #1.

Graphic: Mozarabic manuscript from the Cathedral of Leon, from Wikimedia Commons.

 

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Give Us Peaceful Hearts

antifonariodelec3b3n1Lord God almighty,
you are the true peace and love eternal.
Enlighten our souls
with the brightness of your peace,
and purify our consciences
with the sweetness of your love.
Give us peaceful hearts as we wait for you.
Guard and protect us in the adversities of this world,
surround us with your care,
that we may to give ourselves to the love of your peace.
Amen.

Source: Mozarabic Rite

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers Ancient and Modern
by Mary Wilder Tileston, Boston, Little Brown, 1914, p. 171 #2

Graphic: Mozarabic manuscript from the Cathedral of Leon, from Wikimedia Commons.

 

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The Light of the World

antifonariodelec3b3n1Hear us, never-failing Light,
Lord our God, source of light,
light of the angels, principalities, powers
and all intelligent beings.
You have created the light for your saints.
May our souls be your lamps
kindled and illuminated by you.
May we shine and burn with the truth
and never go out in darkness and ashes.
May the gloom of sins be cleared away
and the light of constant faith abide within us.
Amen.

Source: Mozarabic Rite

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers Ancient and Modern
by Mary Wilder Tileston, Boston, Little Brown, 1914, p. 62 #1

Graphic: Mozarabic manuscript from the Cathedral of Leon, from Wikimedia Commons.

 

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Light of Life, Living Water

antifonariodelec3b3n1O God,
you are the source of all life,
and in your light we see light.
Increase in us the light
of your divine knowledge
so we may be able to reach
your flowing fountain.
Give our thirsty souls
the living water
and restore to our darkened minds
the light from heaven.
Amen.

Source: Mozarabic Rite

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers Ancient and Modern
by Mary Wilder Tileston, Boston, Little Brown, 1914, p. 22 #1

Graphic: Mozarabic manuscript from the Cathedral of Leon, from Wikimedia Commons.

 

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Faithful God, Make Us Faithful

antifonariodelec3b3n1O Lord, you never change.
Help us to pass through the coming year
with faithful hearts
that we may always be able
to do what is pleasing in your sight.
Amen.

Source: Mozarabic Rite

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers Ancient and Modern
by Mary Wilder Tileston, Boston, Little Brown, 1914, p. 1 #2

Graphic: Mozarabic manuscript from the Cathedral of Leon, from Wikimedia Commons.

 

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Free to Serve

O God,
deliver us from earthly desires,
that no sin may reign in us,
but that we may with free spirits serve you,
our only Lord;
through Jesus Christ.
Amen.

Source: Gelasian Sacramentary

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers Ancient and Modern
by Mary Wilder Tileston, Boston, Little Brown, 1914, p. 85 #2

Graphic, Gelasian Sacramentary, from Wikipedia.com

 

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God, Our Refuge

Eternal God,
the refuge of all your children,
in our weakness you are our strength,
in our darkness our light,
in our sorrow our comfort and peace.

May we always live in your presence,
and serve you in our daily lives,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Source: Boniface

Source of this version:   https://blogs.thegospelcoalition.org/trevinwax/2015/03/08/eternal-god-the-refuge-of-all-your-children/

Also found here: http://www.henrystrobel.com/saintboniface/prayers.htm

Drinking the Sweet Word

The Last ChapterI pray, merciful Jesus,
that as you graciously granted me
to drink from the sweet Word which tells of you,
so you will, in your kindness,
grant that I may come at last to you,
the fountain of all wisdom,
and stand before your face forever.

Source: The Venerable Bede (672–735)

Source of this version: Modified freely from https://psalterstudies.wordpress.com/2008/05/25/may-25-bede-the-venerable/

Also found here: https://gabrielsmessage.wordpress.com/category/christ-the-bridegroom/

Alternative version:

Lord Jesus,
give us sweet drinks from the words of your knowledge.
Grant that we may also come to you,
the fountain of all wisdom,
and always stand before your face; for your sake. Amen.

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Middle Ages, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1954.

Fill Us with Your Mercy

We have been satisfied, O Lord,
with your gifts and blessings.
Fill us with your mercy.
You are blessed,
and with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
you live and reign, one God, now and forever.

Source: Gelasian Sacramentary

Source of this version: Freely modified from  Ancient Collects, and Other Prayers, ed. William Bright, 1902, p. 175 #3

Graphic, Gelasian Sacramentary, from Wikipedia.com

 

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