For Sanctification

O Christ our God,
you will come to judge the world
in the humanity you have taken on yourself.
Sanctify us wholly,
that in the day of your coming
our whole spirit, soul, and body
may arise to a fresh life in you,
that we may live and reign with you forever,
to your honor and glory;
you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one God. Amen.

Source: Mozarabic Liturgy

Freely modified from Prayers of the Middle Ages, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1953. The New Ancient Collects, #54

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For Rightful Recognition of God, “The Giver of All Good Things”

O God,
by making the evening to follow the day
you have given the gift of rest for human weakness.
Grant that as we enjoy your timely blessings,
we may acknowledge you
from whom they come;
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Source: Mozarabic Liturgy

Freely modified from Prayers of the Middle Ages, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1953. The New Ancient Collects, #32

For the Church

O God of our salvation,
hope of all the ends of the earth,
hear us.
In your strength,
the outposts of your power,
and strongholds of lofty virtues
are as firm as the mountains.
On you we rely for gifts of inspiration,
to ascend to the summit of all blessedness,
that your Church,
as it extends to all corners of the world,
may soar in faith, may rest in hope,
and rise to the full height of love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Source: Mozarabic Liturgy

Freely modified from Prayers of the Middle Ages, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1953.

For Heavenly Light

O God,
you are the well of life,
and in your light we see light.
Shine the light of your holy knowledge on us
and show us your flowing fountain.
Give our thirsty souls living water
and shine your light from heaven on our darkened minds;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Source: Mozarabic Liturgy

Freely modified from Prayers of the Middle Ages, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1953. The New Ancient Collects, #176

For Firm Faith

Arise, O Lord,
Judge of all the earth.
Since you are the light who enlightens the Gentiles,
do not allow us to remain in darkness.
Establish the foundation of our faith
on you, our steadfast rock,
not on the sand
where wind and wave
will overcome it. Amen.

Source: Mozarabic Liturgy

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Middle Ages, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1953.

Confession

Hear our prayer, O Lord,
and listen to our groaning,
for we acknowledge our iniquities,
and lay open our sins before you.
Against you, O God, have we sinned.
To you we make our confession
and ask forgiveness.
Turn your face again, Lord,
to your servants you redeemed
with your own blood.
Spare us,
pardon our sins,
and extend to us your loving-kindness
and your mercy. Amen.

Source: Mozarabic Liturgy

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Middle Ages, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1953. The New Ancient Collects, #26

For Pardon

O God,
Son of God,
so loving, yet hated,
so patient, yet assaulted and killed,
you showed yourself gentle and merciful
even to your persecutors.
You have atoned for our sins
through the wounds of your Passion.
As you humbled yourself and suffered death for us,
now, in your glory,
shine on us with the eternal brightness of your grace.

Source: Mozarabic Liturgy

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Early Church, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1953 also, The New Ancient Collects, #143