The Lord is Your Strong Tower

The almighty Lord,
who is a strong tower
for those who put their trust in him,
to whom all things in heaven and earth
and under the earth bow and obey,
be our defense, now and always.
There is no other name under heaven, given to men,
in whom and through whom
we receive health and salvation,
but only in the name
of our Lord + Jesus Christ.
Amen.

Source: Visitatio Infirmorum

Source of this version: Modified from Prayers of the Ages, ed. Caroline Snowden Whitmarsh, 1868, p. 255

“Strong tower” is a reference to Psalm 61:3 and Proverbs 18:10

“in heaven and earth and under the earth…” is a reference to Philippians 2:10

“no other name under heaven…” is a reference to Acts 4:12

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pastorstratman

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

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