Mozarabic Morning Prayer and Blessing

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May the everlasting God bless us this day.
May he save and defend us from all that is evil,
and make us partakers of his heavenly kingdom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

In the name of Jesus + Christ our Lord,
let us go to the work to which we are called this day, in peace.
Amen.

Source: from Mozarabic Morning Prayer from  Mozarabic Collects, ed. Rev. Chas. R. Hale, New York, 1881, p. 58-59

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

 

Mozarabic, ad.

The Lord is Your Strong Tower

The almighty Lord,
who is a strong tower
for those who put their trust in him,
to whom all things in heaven and earth
and under the earth bow and obey,
be our defense, now and always.
There is no other name under heaven, given to men,
in whom and through whom
we receive health and salvation,
but only in the name
of our Lord + Jesus Christ.
Amen.

Source: Visitatio Infirmorum

Source of this version: Modified from Prayers of the Ages, ed. Caroline Snowden Whitmarsh, 1868, p. 255

“Strong tower” is a reference to Psalm 61:3 and Proverbs 18:10

“in heaven and earth and under the earth…” is a reference to Philippians 2:10

“no other name under heaven…” is a reference to Acts 4:12

A Morning Blessing

May the everlasting God bless us this day.
May he save and defend us from evil
and make us at last partakers of his heavenly kingdom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Source: Unknown.

Source of this version: Modified from A Book of Prayers: Together with Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Ancient and Modern, Ed. Charles Leffingwell, Morehouse Publishing Company, 1921, p. 5 #3

us” can be substituted with “you

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Go Forth into the World

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Go forth into the world in peace.
Be of good courage.
Hold fast that which is good.
Render to no one evil for evil.
Strengthen the fainthearted.
Support the weak.
Help the afflicted.
Show love to everyone.
Love and serve the Lord,
rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit;
and the blessing of almighty God,
the Father, the + Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always. Amen.

Source: Book of Common Prayer,  1892, 1928, modified.

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A Blessing

The power of the Father govern and protect me,
the wisdom of the Son teach and enlighten me,
the influence of the Holy Spirit renew and quicken me.
The blessing of the everlasting and all holy Trinity
be with me,
now and forevermore.
Amen.

Source: Unknown.

Source of this version: Modified from A Book of Prayers: Together with Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Ancient and Modern, Ed. Charles Leffingwell, Morehouse Publishing Company, 1921, p. 14 #2

me” can be substituted with “us” or “you