We Live in the Time of Your Favor

Lord God, heavenly Father,
we thank you
that you have granted us to live
in the time of your favor
when we may hear your holy gospel,
know your fatherly love
and behold your Son, Jesus Christ!
Most merciful Father,
let the light of your holy Word remain with us,
and govern and guide our hearts by your Holy Spirit
that we may never forsake your Word,
but remain steadfast in it
and finally obtain eternal salvation;
through your beloved Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Trinity 13

Source of this version: The Collects of Veit Dietrich in Contemporary English © 2016 Paul C. Stratman

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