Father, Send Your Holy Spirit for the Sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ

O Lord God, heavenly Father,
we poor sinners confess
that in our flesh dwells no good thing
and that, left to ourselves,
we die and perish in sin,
since that which is born of the flesh is flesh
and cannot see the kingdom of God.
But we ask
that you would give us your grace and mercy
and for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ,
send your Holy Spirit into our hearts,
that being born again in him,
we may firmly believe the forgiveness of sins
according to your promise in baptism,
and that we may daily increase in brotherly love
and in other good works,
until we at last obtain eternal salvation;
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 (2)

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Holy Trinity, Keep Us in Your Grace

Almighty and eternal God,
God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit,
you have shown your rich grace and mercy to us.
Eternal Father,
you created us at the beginning.
Eternal Son of God,
for us you became truly human,
and for our sins you bore the cross.
Eternal Spirit,
you proceed from the Father and the Son from eternity,
and through your holy Gospel you give us faith and holiness.
O one, eternal and almighty God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
keep us in your grace until our life’s end
in the eternal blessedness in the life to come.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Trinity (1)

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Pour Your Holy Spirit into Our Hearts

Lord God, heavenly Father,
in your fatherly love
you have given us your Son,
that through faith in him we may be saved.
Pour your Holy Spirit in our hearts
that we may continue steadfast in such faith to the end
and obtain eternal salvation;
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, Pentecost Monday

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Send Your Holy Spirit to Rule and Govern Us

O Lord Jesus Christ,
almighty Son of God,
send your Holy Spirit
into our hearts through your Word,
that he may rule and govern us according to your will,
comfort us in every temptation and misfortune
and defend us by your truth against every error,
so that we may continue steadfast in the faith,
increase in love and all good works
and firmly trust in your grace,
which through death you have purchased for us,
and at last obtain eternal salvation;
you reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
now and forever.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Easter 4, Jubilate

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Send Your Holy Spirit to Rule and Govern Us

O Lord Jesus Christ,
almighty Son of God,
send your Holy Spirit
into our hearts through your Word,
that he may rule and govern us according to your will,
comfort us in every temptation and misfortune
and defend us by your truth against every error,
so that we may continue steadfast in the faith,
increase in love and all good works
and firmly trusting in your grace,
which through death you have purchased for us,
and at last obtain eternal salvation;
you reign, with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
now and forever.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Easter 4, Jubilate

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Grant Us Courage and Comfort to Continue Steadfastly in Your Testimony

Lord God, heavenly Father,
we give thanks that through your Holy Spirit
you have appointed us to bear witness
of your dear Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Just as the world cannot endure such testimony
and persecutes us in every way,
grant us courage and comfort
that we may not be offended because of the cross,
but continue steadfastly in your testimony
and be found always
among those who know you and your Son,
until we 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, Sunday after Ascension

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You Sit at the Right Hand of the Father as Lord over All Things

O Jesus Christ,
almighty Son of God,
you are no longer in humiliation here on earth,
but sit at the right hand of your Father
as Lord over all things.
Send us your Holy Spirit.
Give your Church pious pastors.
Preserve your Word.
Control and restrain the devil
and all who would oppress us.
Mightily uphold your kingdom
until all your enemies have been put under your feet,
that we may hold the victory
over sin, death and the devil;
through you,
who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one true God, now and forever.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Ascension

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Grant Us Your Holy Spirit to Protect Us

Lord God, heavenly Father,
through your Son you promised us
that whatever we ask in his name you will give us.
Keep us in your Word
and grant us your Holy Spirit,
that he may govern us according to your will,
protect us from the power of the devil,
from false doctrine and false worship.
Defend our lives against all danger
and grant us your blessing and peace,
that we may in all things
know your merciful help
and praise and glorify you as our gracious Father
now and forever;
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, Easter 5, Rogate

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Hold on to this Comfort in All Trials and Temptations

Lord God, heavenly Father,
through your Son
you promised us your Holy Spirit,
that he will convict the world of sin,
of righteousness and of judgment.
Enlighten our hearts,
that we may confess our sins,
obtain eternal righteousness through faith in Christ,
and hold on to this comfort
in all our trials and temptations,
that Christ is Lord over the devil and death and all things
and that he will graciously deliver us
out of all our afflictions
and make us partakers of 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, Easter 4, Cantate

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Like Your Only Son in Suffering and Glory

Lord God, heavenly Father,
in your fatherly goodness
you allow your children
to come under your chastening rod here on earth
that we may be like your only Son
in suffering here
and in glory hereafter.
Comfort us
in temptations and afflictions
by your Holy Spirit
that we may not fall into despair,
but that we may continually trust
in your Son’s promise
that our trials will endure but a little while
and will then be followed by eternal joy.
In patient hope,
help us overcome all evil
and at last 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, Easter 4, Jubilate

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