Prayer for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

O almighty God, our Heavenly Father,
renew in us the gifts of your mercy,
increase our faith, strengthen our hope,
enlighten our understanding,
enlarge our love,
and make us ever ready to serve you,
both in body and soul;
through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord.
Amen.

Source: Freely modified from Mozarabic Collects, ed. Rev. Chas. R. Halle, New York, 1881, p. 34 #3 (Trinity 14)

“increase our faith, strengthen our hope, … enlarge our love” is a reference to 1 Corinthians 13:13

“both in body and soul” may be a reference to 1 Thessalonians 5:23

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pastorstratman

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

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