Pentecost 24

O Lord Jesus Christ,
be merciful to us for your name’s sake.
When we wander from you,
bring us back,
wash away the sins that we have committed,
and set us, whom you have redeemed,
at your right hand when you come to be our judge;
through your mercy, O our God,
you are blessed,
and live and govern all things,
now and forever.

Source: Mozarabic Collect for Trinity 23, The New Mozarabic Collects, #75

The New Mozarabic Collects: A Revision and Refreshing of 'Mozarabic Collects' by Charles R. Hale by [Stratman, Paul]


For Enlightenment

517px-synaxis_of_the_twelve_apostles_by_constantinople_master_28early_14th_c-2c_pushkin_museum29O our Lord and God,
enlighten our meditations
that we may hear and understand
your life-giving and divine commands.
Through your grace and mercy
assure us of your love, hope,
and salvation of soul and body,
and we shall sing to you
everlasting glory forever,
O Lord of all. Amen. [1.]

Source: Liturgy of the Blessed Apostles, fifth century.

Freely modified from Prayers of the Middle Ages, ed. J. Manning Potts.

From Potts’ edition:

Enlighten, O our Lord and God, the movements of our meditations to hear and understand the sweet listenings to Thy life-giving and divine commands; and grant unto us through Thy grace and mercy to gather from them the assurance of love, and hope, and salvation suitable to soul and body, and we shall sing to Thee everlasting glory without ceasing and always, O Lord of all. Amen.

For Christ’s Servants Everywhere

1280px-meister_des_sakramentarium_gelasianum_001O God of infinite mercy and boundless majesty,
no distance can separate those you care for
from your love.
Be with your servants everywhere
who confide in you,
and wherever they go,
be their guide and companion.
Let nothing harm them,
and no difficulty oppose them.
Make all things turn out happily and prosperously for them,
that with your help,
whatever they ask for according to your will,
they quickly receive;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Source: Gelasian Sacramentary, fifth century. Freely modified from Prayers of the Middle Ages, ed. J. Manning Potts.

Stop or Hinder Those Who Plan Evil

Shooting Las VegasLord God, heavenly Father,
because of our many sins
we deserve no peace,
but in your mercy, spare us.
Stop or hinder those who plan evil.
Restrain all violence
and anything that would harm us.
Protect your people.
Correct the wayward.
Heal the hurting.
Grant us peace.

Source: Based on prayer #75 in Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church, “In Time of National Distress”

Original from Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church:

O LORD God, Heavenly Father: We humbly confess unto Thee that by our evil doings and continual disobedience, we have deserved these Thy chastisements; but we earnestly beseech Thee, for Thy Name’s sake, to spare us; restrain the harmful power of the enemy, and succor Thy suffering people; that Thy Word may be declared faithfully and without hinderance, and that we, amending our sinful lives, may walk obediently to Thy holy commandments; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord. Amen.