A New Testament Blessing (Jude)

Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling
and to present you faultless
in the presence of his glory with great joy,
to the only God, our Savior,
be glory, majesty, power, and authority
through + Jesus Christ our Lord,
before all time, now, and to all eternity.
Amen.

Source: Jude 24-25 (Evangelical Heritage Version)

A New Testament Blessing (Hebrews)

Now may the God of peace
who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus,
the great shepherd of the sheep,
by the blood of the eternal covenant,
equip you with everything good that you may do his will,
working in us that which is pleasing in his sight,
through + Jesus Christ,
to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Source: Hebrews 13:20-21 (English Standard Version)

Now may the God of peace,
who through the blood of the eternal covenant
brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus,
that great Shepherd of the sheep,
equip you with everything good for doing his will,
and may he work in us what is pleasing to him,
through + Jesus Christ,
to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Source: Hebrews 13:20-21 (New International Version)

Now may the God of peace–
who brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus,
that great Shepherd of the sheep,
in connection with his blood,
which established the eternal testament–
may he equip you with everything good thing to do his will,
as he works in us what is pleasing in his sight
through + Jesus Christ.
To him be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Source: Hebrews 13:20-21 (Evangelical Heritage Version)

A Gregorian Blessing (3)

The Lord enrich us with his grace,
and further us with his heavenly blessing.
The Lord defend us in adversity
and keep us from all evil.
The Lord receive our prayers,
and graciously absolve us from our offences,
for the sake of Jesus + Christ, our Savior.

Source: Gregorian Sacramentary

Source of this version: http://newscriptorium.com/assets/docs/collects-and-prayers/prmanual.htm

Also found here: http://www.sheffield.anglican.org/UserFiles/File/Education/1516_Anglican_Identity_Prayers.pdf

 

AncientCollectsAd

 

A Gregorian Blessing (2)

May God Almighty direct our days in his peace,
and grant us the gifts of his blessing.
May he deliver us in all our troubles,
and establish our minds in the tranquility of his peace.
May he so guide us through things temporal
that we finally lose not the things eternal.

Source: Gregorian Sacramentary

Source of this version: http://newscriptorium.com/assets/docs/collects-and-prayers/prmanual.htm

Also found here: http://www.urc.org.uk/images/Free-Ebooks/WB2_Treasury_of_Prayers.pdf

 

AncientCollectsAd

 

A Doxology and Blessing

Blessing and honor and thanksgiving and praise,
more than we can utter,
more than we can conceive,
be to you, O holy and glorious Trinity,
Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit,
by all angels,
all people,
all creatures,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

Source: Thomas Ken

Source of this version: http://www.oremus.org/labarum/junkyard/timesseasons/tands8.rtf

Also found here:  A Minister’s Prayer Book © 1986 Fortress Press, Philadelphia

Thomas Ken is also the author of the “Common Doxology,”

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

A German Blessing

Bless us, O God the Father, who created us,
Bless us, O God the + Son, who redeemed us,
Bless us, O God the Holy Spirit, who sanctifies us.
O blessed Trinity, keep us in body, soul and spirit to everlasting life.
Amen.

Source: Weimarisches Gesangbuch, 1873

Quoted here:  A Minister’s Prayer Book © 1986 Fortress Press, Philadelphia

Also found here: The Prayer Manual,  Ed. Frederick B. Macnutt, Pub. A. R. Mowbray, 1957 #135

“Body, soul and spirit” is a reference to 1 Thessalonians 5:23

I found a German original from an earlier source:

Segne uns, Gott der Vater, der uns erschaffen hat;
Segne uns, Gott der Sohn, der uns erlöset hat;
Segne uns Gott, der heilige Geist, der uns geheiliget.
Die hochgelobte Dreieinigkeit bewahre unsern Leib und Seele zum ewigen Leben.
Amen.

Sammlung christlicher Lieder für evangelische Gemeinen zur öffentlichen und stillen Erbauung, Breslau 1835

A Gregorian Blessing (1)

May the grace of the Lord Jesus sanctify us
and keep us from all evil.
May Christ drive far from us all hurtful things,
and purify both our souls and bodies.
May Christ bind us to himself by the bond of love,
and may his peace abound in our hearts.
Amen.

Original Source: Gregorian Sacramentary

Source of this version: https://connect.wels.net/AOM/ps/worship/svcfolder/Documents/07%20Good%20Friday/Recession%20of%20the%20Cross%20-%20Good%20Friday%20Belmont.doc

Also found here: http://www.jacobswell.org.uk/pdf/CelticHealing.pdf

 

AncientCollectsAd

 

Keep Us in Peace

Keep us in peace, O Christ our God,
under the protection of your holy cross;
save us from our enemies, visible and invisible,
that we may glorify + you with thanksgiving,
with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever.

Source: Dismissal from the Armenian Orthodox liturgy

Source of this version: Modified from http://www.oremus.org/liturgy/ccp/16p&p.html

Also found here: The Oxford Book of Prayer, ed. Appleton, © 1985, 1992

A Gelasian Blessing

May God, the Lord, bless us with all heavenly benediction,
and make us pure and holy in his sight.

May the riches of his glory abound in us.

May he instruct us with the Word of truth,
inform us with the Gospel of salvation,
and enrich us with his love,
through + Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Source: Gelasian Sacramentary

Source of this version: http://rockhay.tripod.com/worship/benewip.htm

Also found here: The Oxford Book of Prayer, ed. Appleton, © 1985, 1992

Similar to Bless Us

Graphic, Gelasian Sacramentary, from Wikipedia.com

 

AncientCollectsAd