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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pastorstratman

Lutheran pastor serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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