The General Suffrages


Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.


Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.

PRECES (Responsive Verses)

I said, “O Lord, be gracious to me;
heal me, for I have sinned against you!” (Psalm 41:4)

Return, O Lord! How long?
Have pity on your servants! (Psalm 90:13)

Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
even as we hope in you. (Psalm 33:22)

Let your servants be clothed with righteousness,
and let your saints shout for joy. (Psalm 132:9)

O Lord, save our rulers!
May they answer us when we call. (Psalm 20:9)

Oh, save your people and bless your heritage!
Be their shepherd and carry them forever. (Psalm 28:9)

Remember your congregation,
which you have purchased of old. (Psalm 74:2)

Peace be within your walls
and security within your towers! (Psalm 122:7)

Let us pray for our absent brothers and sisters:
Save your servants, who trust in you—you are their God. (Psalm 86:2)

Let us pray for the brokenhearted and the captives:
Redeem Israel, O God, out of all their troubles. (Psalm 25:22)

Send them help from the sanctuary
and give them support from Zion! (Psalm 20:2)

Hear my prayer, O Lord,
let my cry come to you! (Psalm 102:1)


Here Psalm 130, De Profundis (Morning Prayer) or Psalm 51, Miserere Mei (Evening Prayer) may be read responsively.

Restore us, O God of hosts;
let your face shine, that we may be saved! (Psalm 80:7)

Rise up, O Christ, come to our help!
Redeem us for the sake of your steadfast love! (Psalm 44:26)

Hear my prayer, O Lord,
let my cry come to you! (Psalm 102:1)


The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

Let us pray.

Prayers may be prayed here, concluding with the Prayer for Peace.


Give peace in our days, O Lord,
for there is no one but you who fights for us, O God.

O Lord, let there be peace in your strength,
and security within your towers! (from Psalm 122:7)

O God, all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works come from you. Give your servants that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be set to obey your commandments. Defend us from the fear of our enemies, that we may pass our time in rest and quietness; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.

Let us praise the Lord.
Thanks be to God.


The grace of our Lord + Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

See also…
Morning Suffrages
Evening Suffrages
The Itinerarium

This version of the suffrages combines elements from Common Service Book (1919) and The Lutheran Hymnal (1941)

Scriptures are from the English Standard Version

Creed is from Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal, © 1993 Northwestern Publishing House, Milwaukee, Wisc. U.S.A.


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

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