Deliver Us Captives

6069369723_ee697728eb_z_dO Lord, you listen to prayer.
Listen to our petitions.
We have been taken captive by our sins,
and feel withered like the grass.
Deliver us by your divine mercy.
Amen.

Source: Sarum Rite

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers Ancient and Modern
by Mary Wilder Tileston, Boston, Little Brown, 1914, p. 300 #2

Graphic: Page from an English Psalter, from Flickr, Walters Art Museum, Public Domain.

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You Wash Away Our Offences

6069369723_ee697728eb_z_dO Lord,
you wash away our offences.
Comfort us who call on you.
Blot out our transgressions,
and restore us
from the death of sin
to the land of the living;
through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Source: Sarum Breviary

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers Ancient and Modern
by Mary Wilder Tileston, Boston, Little Brown, 1914, p. 268 #2

The prayer is a reflection on Psalm 51

Graphic: Page from an English Psalter, from Flickr, Walters Art Museum, Public Domain.

Pour on Us the Spirit of Peace

6069369723_ee697728eb_z_dO Lord,
pour on us the spirit
of brotherly kindness and peace.
Sprinkle us with the dew of your blessing,
and make us glad by your glory and grace;
through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Source: Sarum Rite

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers Ancient and Modern
by Mary Wilder Tileston, Boston, Little Brown, 1914, p. 232 #2

“Sprinkle us with the dew” is a reference to Psalm 133

Graphic: Page from an English Psalter, from Flickr, Walters Art Museum, Public Domain.

Renew Innocence

6069369723_ee697728eb_z_dO God,
renewer and lover of innocence,
turn the hearts of your servants to yourself
that we may be found
rooted in faith
and fruitful in works;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Source: Sarum Rite

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers Ancient and Modern
by Mary Wilder Tileston, Boston, Little Brown, 1914, p. 224 #2

Graphic: Page from an English Psalter, from Flickr, Walters Art Museum, Public Domain.

Make Us Your Temples

6069369723_ee697728eb_z_dGracious Lord,
you hear the sighing of a contrite heart
before it can be uttered.
Make us the temples of your Holy Spirit,
that we may be defended
by the shield of your heavenly goodness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Source: Sarum Rite

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers Ancient and Modern
by Mary Wilder Tileston, Boston, Little Brown, 1914, p. 207 #2

Graphic: Page from an English Psalter, from Flickr, Walters Art Museum, Public Domain.

Sorrow Turns to Joy

6069369723_ee697728eb_z_dMost merciful God,
helper of all,
strengthen us by your power
that our sorrow may be turned into joy
and that we may continually glorify your holy name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Source: Sarum Rite

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers Ancient and Modern
by Mary Wilder Tileston, Boston, Little Brown, 1914, p. 176 #2

Graphic: Page from an English Psalter, from Flickr, Walters Art Museum, Public Domain.

Be Our Shepherd

stjohnsashfield_stainedglass_goodshepherd-frame_cropO Lord,
be our Shepherd,
so we may receive all good things from your kindness.
Fill us with your overflowing cup,
and bring us to dwell in your house forever;
through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Source: Sarum Breviary

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers Ancient and Modern
by Mary Wilder Tileston, Boston, Little Brown, 1914, p. 153 #2

Graphic: Page from an English Psalter, from Flickr, Walters Art Museum, Public Domain.