The Confession of St. Peter

O Christ,
you are the Son of the Living God,
whom Saint Peter,
established on the true Rock,
truly confessed.
May we also confess you and obtain your blessing;
through your mercy, O Christ our God,
with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
you live and reign,
one God, now and forever.
Amen.

Source: Mozarabic

Source of this Version: Freely modified from Mozarabic Collects (1881) by Rev. Charles R. Hale.

Inward Peace and Goodwill

O Lord Jesus Christ,
by your incarnation you united
things earthly and heavenly.
Fill us with the sweetness
of inward peace and goodwill,
that we may join the heavenly host
in singing praises to your glory;
for you live and reign
with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Amen.

Source: Gregorian Rite, 6th Century

Source of this version: Freely modified from Collects and Prayers for Use in Church United Lutheran Church in America, 1935

Variant, as a blessing:

And may He, Who through His Incarnation united earthly things with Heavenly, fill us with the sweetness of inward peace and good will, and make us partakers with the Heavenly Host. Amen.

Source of this version: The Priest to the Altar: Or Aids to the Devout Celebration of Holy Communion Chiefly After the Ancient English Use of Sarum, Peter Goldsmith Medd,
Rivingtons, 1879, 11th Century

 

 

Kindness and Peace

O Lord,
pour on us the spirit of brotherly kindness and peace,
and sprinkle us with the dew of your blessing,
that we may be made glad by your glory and grace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Source: Sarum Breviary

Source of this version: Freely modified from https://books.google.com/books?id=ddlOAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover

Version in traditional English:

Pour upon us, O Lord, the spirit of brotherly kindness and peace; so that sprinkled with the dew of thy benediction, we may be made glad by thy glory and grace; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Sarum Christmas Prayer

old_sarum_cathedral_reconstructionO Dayspring,
Splendor of the eternal Light
and Sun of Righteousness!
Come and enlighten
those who sit in darkness
and the shadow of death.
O King of Gentiles,
you whom they long for,
and Cornerstone that makes all one,
Come and save humanity
which you have formed
out of the clay.

Source: Sarum Rite

Source of this version: Modified from A Book of Prayers: Together with Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Ancient and Modern, Ed. Charles Leffingwell, Morehouse Publishing Company, 1921, p. 91 #3

Our Hope and Our Heart’s Delight

littlemoreO God,
you are life, wisdom, truth,
bounty, and blessedness,
the eternal, the only true good,
our God and our Lord,
our hope and our heart’s delight,
we acknowledge with thanksgiving
that you have made us in your image,
and that we may direct our thoughts to you.
Lord, make us to know you aright,
that we may love, enjoy, and possess you
more and more;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Source: Anselm of Canterbury, d. 1109

Source of this version: Freely modified from A Book of Prayers: Together with Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Ancient and Modern, Ed. Charles Leffingwell, Morehouse Publishing Company, 1921, p. 70 #3

Deliver Us, that We May Praise

old_sarum_cathedral_reconstructionMost merciful God,
our foundation of hope
and our refuge in trouble,
deliver us from the snares of death
so that even with the many troubles that surround us
we may sing praises to your holy name
in purity and innocence;
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. 230 #2

Graphic: Model of Old Sarum (Salisbury) Cathedral, Wikipedia.com

Pour the Gift of Love into Our Hearts

old_sarum_cathedral_reconstructionO God,
by the grace of your Holy Spirit
you pour the gift of love
into the hearts of your faithful people.
Give us health of mind and body
that we may love you with all our strength
and be content to do what pleases you;
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. 95 #2

Graphic: Model of Old Sarum (Salisbury) Cathedral, Wikipedia.com