You Have Healed Our Wounds

antifonariodelec3b3n1You have healed our wounds, O Lord,
by the wounds of your only Son.
What then should we do
since we have been bought at so great a price?
How shall we serve such a Lord,
who has promised such liberty
and has offered such an inheritance to us?
Work in us, O Lord, what pleases you.
Possess us so that we may possess you.
We will not perish,
you will let us live,
and we will call upon your name.

Source: Mozarabic Rite

Source of this version: Freely modified from Ancient Collects, and Other Prayers, ed. William Bright, 1902, p. 72 #3

“You have healed our wounds” is a reference to Isaiah 53:5

“What then should we do… How shall we serve” may be a reference to Psalm 116:12

“bought at so great a price” is a reference to 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

“We will not perish” is a reference to Psalm 118:17

“We will not perish” in the original is “We will not go back from you.” Changed to “We will not perish” to broaden the reference to psalm 118.

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

 

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Life, Light, Strength, Rest

antifonariodelec3b3n1O Lord God,
Life of mortals,
Light of the faithful,
Strength of those who labor,
and the Rest for your saints,
give us a peaceful night
free of all trouble,
that after quiet sleep,
we may enjoy your blessings
at the return of the light,
and be moved to action
by your Holy Spirit,
and moved to give you thanks.

Source: Mozarabic Rite

Source of this version: Freely modified from Ancient Collects, and Other Prayers, ed. William Bright, 1902, p. 11 #2

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

 

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A Mozarabic Blessing (1)

antifonariodelec3b3n1May the rich blessing of the Lord attend us,
and grant us all remission of sins.
May the Lord graciously protect us from all evil
and mercifully preserve and keep us in all good,
and may he who created and redeemed us
preserve us for himself unspotted to the end.
Amen.

Source: Mozarabic Psalter

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

Also found here: http://blogs.gcu.edu/spiritual-life/weekly-devotional-shattered-glass/

And here: http://www.gracewoodlands.org/filerequest/1851.pdf

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

 

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An Ascension Prayer

antifonariodelec3b3n1O Lord Jesus Christ, King of glory,
you ascended through the eternal gates to your Father’s throne
and opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
Since you reign in heaven,
help us not to be bound to things of this earth,
but lift our hearts where you, our redeemer, have gone before;
you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Amen.

Source:  Mozarabic Sacramentary

Source of this version: Freely adapted from Mozarabic Collects, ed. Rev. Chas. R. Hale, New York, 1881, p. 28 #3

Also found here: A Lutheran Prayer Book, ed. Doberstein, © 1960 Muehlenberg Press, Philadelphia

The opening lines of the prayer are loosely quoting the Te Deum Laudamus.

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

 

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A Prayer for Peace

antifonariodelec3b3n1O God, you are peace eternal.
Your gift is peace.
You have taught us
that your children will be called peacemakers.
Pour out your peace into our souls
that all discord may vanish away,
and that we may forever love and seek
the things that bring your peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Source: Mozarabic Sacramentary (Also attributed to the Gelasian Sacramentary)

Source of this version: Ancient Collects, and Other Prayers, ed. William Bright, 1902, p. 82 #4, also in Prayers of the Middle Ages, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1953.

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

 

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A Prayer for the Spirit’s Intercession

antifonariodelec3b3n1Lord Jesus Christ,
you are faithful in all your words
and holy in all your works.
We do not know what we ought to pray for.
Grant that your Spirit may intercede for us,
sanctify us with his gifts here,
and crown us with blessedness
in the life to come;
through your mercy, O God,
blessed forevermore.
Amen.

Source: Mozarabic Sacramentary

Source of this version: Modified from A Lutheran Prayer Book, ed. Doberstein, © 1960 Muhlenberg Press, Philadelphia PA

Note: This prayer is based on Romans 8:26

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

 

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Without Stumbling or Stain

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Grant us, O Lord, to live this day in gladness and peace,
without stumbling and without stain,
that reaching the evening victorious over all temptation,
we may praise you,
the eternal God,
for you govern all things,
and are praised
now and forever.

Original Source: Mozarabic Liturgy

Source of This Version: Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal © 1993, Northwestern Publishing House, Milwaukee WI

Also found at: http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bcp/1928/S&S_Prayers.htm

Variant:

Let our prayer, O Lord, come before Thee in the morning. Thou didst take upon Thee our feeble and suffering nature; grant us to pass this day in gladness and peace, without stumbling and without stain; that reaching the even-tide without any temptation, we may praise Thee the Eternal King: through Thy mercy, O our God, who art blessed and dost live, and govern all things, world without end. Amen.—Mozarabic Liturgy

http://www.ccel.org/ccel/potts/prayermiddle.vi.pr30.html

Also found in Ancient Collects, and Other Prayers, ed. William Bright, 1902, p. 8 #1

And in  Prayers Ancient and Modern by Mary Wilder Tileston, Boston, Little Brown, 1914, p. 354 #2

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

 

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