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

 

 

Guide Those Established in Your Love

Lord,
may we always love and revere your holy name,
for you never fail to guide
those you establish firmly in your love;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Amen.

Source: Sarum Rite, Gelasian Sacramentary, 8th Century

Source of this version: Translation © 2016 Paul C. Stratman

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A Prayer for Enlightenment

6069369723_ee697728eb_z_dO God, author of eternal light,
shed forth continual day upon us who watch for you,
that our lips may praise you,
our lives may bless you,
and our meditations in the morning glorify you,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Source: Sarum Missal

Source of this version: Modified from A Lutheran Prayer Book, ed. Doberstein, © 1960 Muhlenberg Press, Philadelphia PA

Also found here: http://kenanderson.net/bible/html/may.html

Graphic: Page from an English Psalter, from Flickr, Walters Art Museum, Public Domain.

Prayer for Grace

6069369723_ee697728eb_z_dO Lord, our heavenly Father,
almighty and everlasting God,
who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day;
defend us in the same with thy mighty power;
and grant that this day we fall into no sin,
neither run into any kind of danger,
but that all our doings may be ordered by thy governance,
to do always that is righteous in thy sight;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Source: Sarum Breviary

Source of this version: Book of Common Prayer (Unaltered).

Variant:

O Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God,  you have brought us safely to this new day. Defend us with your mighty power, and grant that this day we neither fall into sin nor run into any kind of danger; and in all we do, direct us to what is right in your sight, through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord.

Source of this version: Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal, © 1993 Northwestern Publishing House, Milwaukee WI

Graphic: Page from an English Psalter, from Flickr, Walters Art Museum, Public Domain.

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 Blessing

old_sarum_cathedral_reconstructionThe Father eternal bless you with his continual blessing.
God, the + Son of God, bless and help you.
May the grace of the Holy Spirit illumine your hearts and your bodies.
Amen.

Source: Modified from The Psalter or Seven Ordinary Hours of Prayer according to the Use of the Illustrious and Excellent Church of SarumWestminster 1852, p. 12

The blessing can be read as “bless you” or “bless us” as needed.

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

For a Pastor

old_sarum_cathedral_reconstructionO God,
Shepherd and Ruler of all the faithful,
look graciously upon your servant, ______,
whom you have chosen to watch
over your church in this place.
Grant that both by word and example
he may profit those in his care,
so that, together with the flock committed to him,
he may obtain eternal life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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. 78 #1