A Gregorian Blessing (3)

The Lord enrich us with his grace,
and further us with his heavenly blessing.
The Lord defend us in adversity
and keep us from all evil.
The Lord receive our prayers,
and graciously absolve us from our offences,
for the sake of Jesus + Christ, our Savior.

Source: Gregorian Sacramentary

Source of this version: http://newscriptorium.com/assets/docs/collects-and-prayers/prmanual.htm

Also found here: http://www.sheffield.anglican.org/UserFiles/File/Education/1516_Anglican_Identity_Prayers.pdf

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A Gregorian Blessing (2)

May God Almighty direct our days in his peace,
and grant us the gifts of his blessing.
May he deliver us in all our troubles,
and establish our minds in the tranquility of his peace.
May he so guide us through things temporal
that we finally lose not the things eternal.

Source: Gregorian Sacramentary

Source of this version: http://newscriptorium.com/assets/docs/collects-and-prayers/prmanual.htm

Also found here: http://www.urc.org.uk/images/Free-Ebooks/WB2_Treasury_of_Prayers.pdf

Hearts and Minds Unshadowed

1280px-meister_des_sakramentarium_gelasianum_001O God,
you divide the day from the night.
Give us hearts and minds
unshadowed by the gloom of evil,
that we may think continually upon things
that are good and wholesome,
and be always pleasing in your sight;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Original Source: Gelasian Sacramentary

Source of this version: Modified from  http://newscriptorium.com/assets/docs/collects-and-prayers/prmanual.htm

Also found here:  Ancient Collects, and Other Prayers, ed. William Bright, 1902, p. 6 #2

Graphic, Gelasian Sacramentary, from Wikipedia.com

Be with Me

Be, Lord, within me to strengthen me,
without me to preserve,
over me to shelter,
beneath me to support,
before me to direct,
behind me to bring back,
round about me to fortify.

Source: Lancelot Andrewes

Source of this version: http://newscriptorium.com/assets/docs/collects-and-prayers/prmanual.htm

Also found here: http://mariannedorman.homestead.com/Andrewes.html

Enlighten Our Minds

1280px-meister_des_sakramentarium_gelasianum_001Enlighten our minds, O God,
by your Spirit who proceeds from you,
that as your Son has promised,
we may be led into all truth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Original Source: Gelasian Sacramentary

Quoted here:  A Minister’s Prayer Book © 1986 Fortress Press, Philadelphia

Also found here: http://www.projectwittenberg.org/etext/hymnals/CSB1919/CSBCollectsandPrayers.pdf

This prayer quotes John 16:13.

Graphic, Gelasian Sacramentary, from Wikipedia.com

A Doxology and Blessing

Blessing and honor and thanksgiving and praise,
more than we can utter,
more than we can conceive,
be to you, O holy and glorious Trinity,
Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit,
by all angels,
all people,
all creatures,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

Source: Thomas Ken

Source of this version: http://www.oremus.org/labarum/junkyard/timesseasons/tands8.rtf

Also found here:  A Minister’s Prayer Book © 1986 Fortress Press, Philadelphia

Thomas Ken is also the author of the “Common Doxology,”

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

A German Blessing

Bless us, O God the Father, who created us,
Bless us, O God the + Son, who redeemed us,
Bless us, O God the Holy Spirit, who sanctifies us.
O blessed Trinity, keep us in body, soul and spirit to everlasting life.
Amen.

Source: Weimarisches Gesangbuch, 1873

Quoted here:  A Minister’s Prayer Book © 1986 Fortress Press, Philadelphia

Also found here: The Prayer Manual,  Ed. Frederick B. Macnutt, Pub. A. R. Mowbray, 1957 #135

“Body, soul and spirit” is a reference to 1 Thessalonians 5:23

I found a German original from an earlier source:

Segne uns, Gott der Vater, der uns erschaffen hat;
Segne uns, Gott der Sohn, der uns erlöset hat;
Segne uns Gott, der heilige Geist, der uns geheiliget.
Die hochgelobte Dreieinigkeit bewahre unsern Leib und Seele zum ewigen Leben.
Amen.

Sammlung christlicher Lieder für evangelische Gemeinen zur öffentlichen und stillen Erbauung, Breslau 1835