A Morning Blessing

May the everlasting God bless us this day.
May he save and defend us from evil
and make us at last partakers of his heavenly kingdom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Source: Unknown.

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. 5 #3

us” can be substituted with “you

For the Ministry of the Word

Most merciful Father,
send your heavenly blessing
on the ministers of your Word and Sacraments,
that they may be clothed with righteousness,
and that your Word that they speak
may never be spoken in vain.
Grant also to your people grace to hear and receive
what is taught from your most holy Word
as the means of their salvation,
that in all our words and deeds
we may together seek your glory
and the increase of your kingdom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Source: Unknown

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. 105 #2

Let Me Work for You, Let Me Rest in You

Give me, O Lord,
an obedient spirit,
and a teachable mind.
Let me be cheerful without lightness,
sorrowful yet rejoicing,
fearing you without doubting,
and trusting you without tempting you.
Let me be joyful at nothing except what pleases you,
and sorrowful for nothing except what displeases you.
Let labor for you be my delight,
and all my rest be found in you.
Give me a willing spirit, and a diligent soul,
that I may seek to know your will,
and when I know it, that I perform it faithfully,
to the honor and glory of your blessed name.
Amen.

Source: 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. 40 #2

A Blessing

The power of the Father govern and protect me,
the wisdom of the Son teach and enlighten me,
the influence of the Holy Spirit renew and quicken me.
The blessing of the everlasting and all holy Trinity
be with me,
now and forevermore.
Amen.

Source: Unknown.

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. 14 #2

me” can be substituted with “us” or “you

Power to Withstand Temptations

Lord,
give your people power
to withstand the temptations
of the world,
the flesh,
and the devil,
and with pure hearts and minds
to follow you,
the only true God;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Source: Unknown.

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. 11 #2