To Go Forward with Your Help

O God,
set us on fire with your Spirit.
Strengthen us with your power.
Enlighten us with your splendor.
Fill us with your grace.
Draw us forward with your help.
O Lord, give us
a right faith,
perfect love,
true humility.
O Lord, give us
simple affection, brave patience,
persevering obedience,
perpetual peace,
a pure mind,
a right and clean heart,
a good will,
a sharpened conscience,
spiritual strength,
a life unspotted and blameless.
And having finished the course,
enter your kingdom by your grace. Amen.

Source: Gallican Sacramentary

Source of this version: Modified from Ancient Collects and Other Prayers, Ed. by W. Bright: J.H. & Jas. Parker, London, 1902, p. 93 #3


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

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