23 November 2010

Prayer That Didn't Make It

into LSB, but really should have.  It was used in the "non-communion" ending of the Divine Service in LW.  We use this often at Matins:

O Lord our God, You have commanded the light to shine out of darkness, and You have again brought us to Your house of prayer to praise Your goodness and ask for Your gifts.  Accept now in Your endless mercy the sacrifice of our worship and thanksgiving, and grant us those requests that will be wholesome for us.  Make us children of the light and of the day and heirs of Your everlasting inheritance.  Remember, O Lord, according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Your whole Church, all who join with us in prayer, all our brothers and sisters wherever they may be in Your vast kingdom who stand in need of Your help and comfort.  Pour out upon them the riches of Your mercy, so that we, redeemed in soul and body and steadfast in faith, may ever praise Your wonderful and holy name; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and always and through all ages of ages.

It is based on a prayer from Orthros, I believe, and simply makes a wonderful prayer for the gathered people of God to pray in the morning.

1 comment:

Lucian said...

Lots of prayers don't make it, Father: that's why there are so many atheists out there.. :-)