Canticle: Blessed be God (A Song of God’s Grace)

The canticle Blessed be God (A Song of God’s Grace) is used in the Roman Liturgy of the Hours in Evening Prayer on Mondays.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has blessed us in Christ
with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,
even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world,
that we should be holy and blameless before him.
In love he predestined us for adoption to himself
as sons through Jesus Christ,
according to the purpose of his will,
to the praise of his glorious grace,
with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.
In him we have redemption through his blood,
the forgiveness of our trespasses,
according to the riches of his grace,
which he lavished upon us,
in all wisdom and insight
making known to us the mystery of his will,
according to his purpose,
which he set forth in Christ
as a plan for the fullness of time,
to unite all things in him,
things in heaven and things on earth.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Source: The Holy Bible: English Standard Version, Ephesians 1:3-10

See also http://www.liturgies.net/Liturgies/Catholic/loh/advent/week1mondayep.htm

and https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-worship/worship/texts/daily2/canticles/ntcanticles.aspx#65

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pastorstratman

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

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