By Baptism You Have Cleansed Us

Lord God, heavenly Father,
by your blessed Word
and your holy baptism
you have mercifully cleansed
all who believe
from the fearful leprosy of sin,
and you daily grant us your gracious help
in all our needs.
Enlighten our hearts by your Holy Spirit
that we may never forget your blessings,
but always live in your fear,
trusting fully in your grace
and with thankful hearts
continually praise and glorify you;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one true God, now and forever.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Trinity 14

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We Thank You for All Your Benefits

Lord God, heavenly Father,
we thank you for all your benefits.
You have given us body and life
and have graciously sustained us to this day.
Do not take your blessing from us.
Preserve us from greed,
that we may serve you only,
love you and abide in you
and not defile ourselves by idolatrous love
of wealth or goods,
but hope and trust only in your grace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one true God, now and forever.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Trinity 15

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Deliver Us from Eternal Death

Lord God, heavenly Father,
you sent your Son to be made flesh,
that by his death he might atone for our sins
and deliver us from eternal death.
Confirm in our hearts
the hope that our dear Lord Christ, who
raised the widow’s son with a word,
will raise us on the last day
and give us eternal life;
through your beloved Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one true God, now and forever.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Trinity 16

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Guide and Direct Us to Humbly Fear You

Lord God, heavenly Father,
guide and direct us by your Holy Spirit
that we may not exalt ourselves
but humbly fear you with our whole hearts,
hear and keep your Word,
and hallow the Lord’s Day.
With your Word,
help us to place our hope and confidence
in your Son, Jesus Christ,
who alone is our righteousness and Redeemer,
and then,
to amend and better our lives
according to your Word,
that we may avoid all offenses
and finally obtain eternal salvation;
through your grace in Christ,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one true God, now and forever.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Trinity 17

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We Cling to Jesus Christ with Steadfast Faith

Lord God, heavenly Father,
we are poor, miserable sinners.
We know your will,
but we are too weak to fulfill it.
Our flesh and blood holds us back,
and our enemy the devil will not leave us in peace.
Pour your Holy Spirit in our hearts,
that with steadfast faith we may cling
to your Son Jesus Christ,
find comfort in his passion and death,
believe the forgiveness of sin through him
and in willing obedience to your will
lead holy lives on earth,
until by your grace we depart
from this world of sorrow
and obtain eternal life;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one true God, now and forever.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Trinity 18

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Govern Us by Your Holy Spirit

Almighty and eternal God,
your Son Jesus Christ helped the palsied man
both in body and soul.
Be gracious also to us.
Forgive our sins
and govern us by your Holy Spirit,
that we may not be the cause
of our own sickness and other afflictions.
Keep us in your fear
and strengthen us by your grace
that we may escape temporal and eternal
wrath and punishment;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one true God, now and forever.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Trinity 19

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Lead Us to Grow in Faith

Almighty and eternal God,
by your Holy Spirit
you have revealed to us the gospel of your Son,
Christ Jesus.
Awaken our hearts
that we may sincerely receive your Word
and not make light of it,
or hear it without fruit
as did your people long ago.
Instead lead us to fear you
and daily grow in faith in your mercy
and finally through your Son Christ Jesus,
obtain eternal salvation;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one true God, now and forever.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Trinity 10

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You Generously Give Us Our Daily Bread

Lord God, heavenly Father,
you generously give us your blessing and our daily bread.
Preserve us from greed
and awaken our hearts
that we willingly share your blessed gifts
with our neighbors in need.
Make us faithful stewards of your gifts
and be gracious to us
when our time of stewardship is done
and we come before your judgment;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one true God, now and forever.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Trinity 9

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Defend Us from False Teachings

Lord God, heavenly Father,
we thank you for revealing yourself to us
through the knowledge of your precious Word.
Graciously keep us steadfast in this knowledge until death,
that we may obtain eternal life.
Now and always send us pious pastors
who faithfully preach your Word
without offense or false doctrine,
and give them long life.
Defend us from all false teachings
and frustrate the counsels of all who distort your Word,
who come to us in sheep’s clothing
but are inwardly ravening wolves,
that your true Church may always remain among us
and be defended and preserved from such false teachers;
through Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one true God, now and forever. Amen.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Trinity 8

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Preserve Us from Greed and Cares that We May Seek First Your Kingdom

Lord God, heavenly Father,
in the wilderness
your Son fed over four thousand people
with seven loaves and a few small fish.
Graciously remain with us and bless us.
Preserve us from greed and the cares of this life
that we may seek first your kingdom and your righteousness
and in all things needful for body and soul
experience your constant help;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one true God, now and forever.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Trinity 7

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