A Morning Prayer

O Lord,
King of heaven and earth,
order, hallow, rule and govern
our hearts and bodies, and our thoughts, words and actions
according to your commandments;
through your Son, Jesus Christ,  our Lord.

Source: Breviarium Romanum (Prime)

Source of this version: Modified from Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church, Board of Publication of the United Lutheran Church in America, Philadelphia, 1919, p. 222 #60

This prayer may be trying to parallel the Lord’s Prayer. “Hallow, rule and govern…” seem to parallel “Hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done.”


More than Conquerors

O God,
you are the strength of all who trust in you.
Grant that we may be more than conquerors
over all who make war on our souls,
so that in the end
we may enter into perfect peace in your presence.

Source: Roman Breviary

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers Ancient and Modern
by Mary Wilder Tileston, Boston, Little Brown, 1914, p. 275 #2

“more than conquerors” is a reference to Romans 8:37