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Collects adapted from Common Service Book fo the Lutheran Church, the Board of Publications of The United Lutheran Church in America, Philadelphia, 1918

for the Church Year 2023 - 2024

Collects

The Collect for the Sunday is said throughout the week following until Friday, but on Saturday the Collect for the following Sunday is said.

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The Eighth Sunday after Trinity - July 21

GRANT to us, Lord, we beseech You, the Spirit to think and do always such things as are right; that we, who cannot do anything that is good without You, may by You be enabled to live according to Your will; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

St. James the Elder, Apostel - July 25

MERCIFUL Lord, we beseech You to cast the bright beams of Your light upon Your Church, that it, being instructed by the doctrine of the blessed Apostles, may so walk in the light of Your truth, that it may at length attain to the light of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Ninth Sunday after Trinity - July 28

LET Your merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of Your humble servants: and, that they may obtain their petitions, make them to ask such things as shall please You; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Tenth Sunday after Trinity - August 4

O GOD, Who declarest Your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Mercifully grant unto us such a measure of Your grace, that we, running the way of Your commandments, may obtain Your gracious promises, and be made partakers of Your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Eleventh Sunday after Trinity - August 11

ALMIGHTY and Everlasting God, Who is always more ready to hear than we to pray, and is wont to give more than either we desire or deserve: Pour down upon us the abundance of Your mercy, forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask, but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity - August 18

ALMIGHTY and Merciful God, of Whose only gift it cometh that Your faithful people do unto You true and laudable service: Grant, we beseech You, that we may so faithfully serve You in this life, that we fail not finally to attain Your heavenly promises; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

St. Bartholomew, Apostle - August 24

O ALMIGHTY God, Whom to know is everlasting life: Grant us perfectly to know Your Son Jesus Christ to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life; that following His steps we may steadfastly walk in the way that leads to eternal life; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with Your and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity - August 25

ALMIGHTY and Everlasting God, give unto us the it increase of faith, hope, and charity; and that we may obtain that which You do promise, make us to love that which You do command; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity - September 1

KEEP, we beseech You, O Lord, Your Church with Your perpetual mercy; and, because the frailty of man without You cannot but fall, keep us ever by Your help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity - September 8

OLORD, we beseech You, let Your continual pity cleanse and defend Your Church: and because it cannot continue in safety without Your succor, preserve it evermore by Your help and goodness: through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity - September 15

LORD, we pray You, that Your grace may always go before and follow after us, and make us continually to be given to all good works; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

St. Matthew, Apostle, Evangelist - September 21

O ALMIGHTY God, Who by Your blessed Son did call Matthew from the receipt of custom to be an Apostle and Evangelist: Grant us grace to forsake all covetous desires, and inordinate love of riches, and to follow the same Your Son Jesus Christ, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity - September 22

LORD, we beseech You, grant Your people grace, to withstand the temptations of the devil, and with pure hearts and minds to follow You, the only God; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

(The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity)

(O GOD, forasmuch as without You we are not able to please You: Mercifully grant, that Your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.)

St. Michael and All Angels - September 29

O EVERLASTING God, Who has ordained and constituted the services of angels and men in a wonderful order: Mercifully grant, that as Your holy angels always do You service in Heaven, so by Your appointment they may succor and defend us on earth; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity - October 6

O ALMIGHTY and most Merciful God, of Your bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech You, from all things that may hurt us; that we, being ready, both in body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish those things that You would have done; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity - October 13

GRANT, we beseech You, Merciful Lord, to Your faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve You with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

St. Luke, Evangelist - October 18

O ALMIGHTY God, Who has instructed Your holy Church with the heavenly doctrine of Your Evangelists: Give us grace, that being not like children carried away with every blast of vain doctrine, we may be established in the Truth of Your Holy Gospel; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity - October 20

LORD, we beseech You to keep Your household, the Church, in continual godliness; that through Your protection it may be free from all adversities, and devoutly given to serve You in good works, to the glory of Your Name; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Twenty-Second Sunday after Trinity - October 27

O GOD, our Refuge and Strength, Who is the Author of all godliness: Be ready, we beseech You, to hear the devout prayers of Your Church; and grant that those things which we ask faithfully, we may obtain effectually; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

(The Twenty-Third Sunday after Trinity)

(ABSOLVE, we beseech You, O Lord, Your people from their offences; that from the bonds of our sins which, by reason of our frailty, we have brought upon us, we may be delivered by Your bountiful goodness; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.)

St. Simon and St. Jude, Apostle - October 28

O ALMIGHTY God, Who has built Your Church upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets. Jesus Christ Himself being the Head Corner-Stone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their doctrine, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable unto You; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Festival of the Reformation - October 31

O LORD God, Heavenly Father, pour out, we beseech You, Your Holy Spirit upon Your faithful people, keep them steadfast in Your grace and truth, protect and comfort them in all temptation, defend them against all enemies of Your Word, and bestow upon Christ's Church militant Your saving peace; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

OR

ALMIGHTY God, Who, through the preaching of Your servants, the blessed Reformers, has caused the light of the Gospel to shine forth: Grant, we beseech You, that, knowing its saving power, we may faithfully guard and defend it against all enemies, and joyfully proclaim it, to the salvation of souls and the glory of Your holy Name; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

All Saint's Day - November 1

O ALMIGHTY God, Who has knit together Your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical Body of Your Son, Christ our Lord: Grant us grace so to follow Your blessed Saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those unspeakable joys which You have prepared for those who unfeignedly love You; through Jesus Christ, You Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Fourth Sunday before Advent - November 3

STIR up, we beseech You, O Lord, the wills of Your faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of You be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

Third Sunday before Advent, November 10

ALMIGHTY God, we beseech You, show Your mercy unto Your humble servants, that we who put no trust in our own merits may not be dealt with after the severity of Your judgment, but according to Your mercy; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

Second Sunday before Advent, November 17

GOD, so rule and govern our hearts and minds by Your Holy Spirit, that being ever mindful of the end of all things, and the day of Your just judgment, we may be stirred up to holiness of living here, and dwell with You forever hereafter; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

Sunday next before Advent, November 24

ABSOLVE, we beseech You, O Lord, Your people from their offences; that from the bonds of our sins which, by reason of our frailty, we have brought upon us, we may be delivered by Your bountiful goodness; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

Thanksgiving - November 28

ALMIGHTY God, our Heavenly Father, Whose mercies are new unto us every morning, and Who, though we have in no wise deserved Your goodness, do abundantly provide for all our wants of body and soul: Give us, we pray, Your Holy Spirit, that we may heartily acknowledge Your merciful goodness toward us, give thanks for all Your benefits, and serve You in willing obedience; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

St. Andrew, Apostle - November 30

MERCIFUL Lord, we beseech You to cast the bright beams of You light upon You Church, that it, being instructed by the doctrine of the blessed Apostles, may so walk in the light of Your truth, that it may at length attain to the light of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

First Sunday in Advent -

STIR up, we beseech You, Your power, O Lord, and come; that by Your protection we may be rescued from the threatening perils of our sins, and saved by Your mighty deliverance; Who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

Second Sunday in Advent -

STIR up our hearts, O Lord, to make ready the way of Your Only-begotten Son. so that by His coming we may be enabled to serve You with pure minds; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

Third Sunday in Advent -

LORD, we beseech You, give ear to our prayers, and lighten the darkness of our hearts, by Your gracious visitation; Who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

St. Thomas, Apostle -

O ALMIGHTY God, Whom to know is everlasting life: Grant us perfectly to know Your Son Jesus Christ to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life; that following His steps we may steadfastly walk in the way that leads to eternal life; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

Fourth Sunday in Advent -

STIR up, O Lord, we beseech You, Your power, and come, and with great might succor us, that by the help of Your grace whatsoever is hindered by our sin may be speedily accomplished, through Your mercy and satisfaction; Who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

Christmas Eve - December 24

O GOD, Who has made this most holy night to shine with the brightness of the true Light: Grant, we beseech You, that as we have known on earth the mysteries of that Light, we may also come to the fullness of His joys in heaven; Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

Christmas - December 25

GRANT, we beseech You, Almighty God, that the new Birth of Your Only-begotten Son in the flesh may set us free who are held in the old bondage under the yoke of sin; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

St. Stephen, Martyr - December 26

GRANT, O Lord, that, in all our sufferings here upon earth for the testimony of Your truth, we may steadfastly look up to heaven, and by faith behold the glory that shall be revealed; and. being filled with the Holy Spirit, may learn to love and bless our persecutors by the example of Your first Martyr, Saint Stephen, who prayed for his murderers to Your, Blessed Jesus, Who stands at the right hand of God to succor all those that suffer for You, our only Mediator and Advocate, Who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

St. John, Apostle, Evangelist - December 27

MERCIFUL Lord, we beseech You to cast the bright beams of Your light upon Your Church, that it, being instructed by the doctrine of the blessed Apostles, may so walk in the light of Your truth, that it may at length attain to the light of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

First Sunday after Christmas -

ALMIGHTY and Everlasting God, direct our actions according to Your good pleasure, that in the Name of Your beloved Son, we may be made to abound in good works; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Circumcision and Name of Jesus (New Year's Day)

O LORD God, Who, for our sakes, has made Your blessed Son our Saviour subject to the Law, and caused Him to endure the circumcision of the flesh: Grant us the true circumcision of the Spirit, that our hearts may be pure from all sinful desires and lusts; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

(The Second Sunday after Christmas the same as for the first SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS.)

The Epiphany of our Lord - January 6

O GOD, Who by the leading of a star did manifest Your Only-begotten Son to the Gentiles: Mercifully grant, that we, who know You now by faith, may after this life have the fruition of Your glorious Godhead; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son. our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The First Sunday after the Epiphany - January

O LORD, we beseech You mercifully to receive the prayers of Your people who call upon You; and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfill the same; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany -

ALMIGHTY and Everlasting God, Who does govern all things in heaven and earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of Your people, and grant us Your peace all the days of our life; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

(ALMIGHTY and Everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities, and in all our dangers and necessities stretch forth the right hand of Your Majesty, to help and defend us; through Jesus Christ, Your Son. our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.)

The Transfiguration of our Lord - January 21

O GOD, Who in the glorious Transfiguration of Your Only-begotten Son, has confirmed the mysteries of the faith by the testimony of the fathers, and Who, in the voice that came from the bright cloud, did in a wonderful manner foreshow the adoption of sons: Mercifully vouchsafe to make us co-heirs with the King of His glory, and bring us to the enjoyment of the same; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Conversion of St. Paul - January 25

O ALMIGHTY God, Who by Your Son Jesus Christ, did give to Your holy Apostles many excellent gifts, and commanded them earnestly to feed Your flock: Make, we beseech You, all Pastors diligently to preach Your holy Word, and the people obediently to follow the same, that they may receive the crown of everlasting glory; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

(The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany)

(ALMIGHTY God, Who knows us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: Grant to us such strength and protection as may support us in all dangers, and carry us through all temptations; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

(The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany)

(O LORD, we beseech You to keep Your Church and Household continually in Your true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of Your heavenly grace may evermore be defended by Your mighty power; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.)

Septuagesima Sunday - January

O LORD, we beseech You favorably to hear the prayers of Your people: that we, who are justly punished for our offences, may be mercifully delivered by Your goodness, for the glory of Your Name; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Presentation of our Lord - February

ALMIGHTY and Everliving God, we humbly beseech Your Majesty, that as Your Only-begotten Son was this day presented in the Temple in substance of our flesh, so we may be presented unto You with pure and clean hearts; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

Sexagesima Sunday -

O LORD God, Who sees that we put not our trust in anything that we do: Mercifully grant that by Your power we may be defended against all adversity: through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

Quinquagesima Sunday -

O LORD, we beseech You mercifully hear our prayers, and, having set us free from the bonds of sin, defend us from all evil; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

Ash Wednesday. The First Day of Lent -

ALMIGHTY and Everlasting God, Who hates nothing that You have made, and does forgive the sins of all those who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we. worthily lamenting our sins, and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of You, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

Invocavit. The First Sunday in Lent - February 18

O LORD, mercifully hear our prayer, and stretch forth the right hand of Your Majesty to defend us from them that rise up against us; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

St. Matthias, Apostle - February 24

O ALMIGHTY God, Who has built Your Church upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the Head Corner-Stone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their doctrine, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable unto You; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

Reminiscere. The Second Sunday in Lent - February 25

O God, Who sees that of ourselves we have no strength: Keep us both outwardly and inwardly; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

Oculi. The Third Sunday in Lent - March 3

WE beseech You, Almighty God, look upon the hearty desires of Your humble servants, and stretch forth the right hand of Your Majesty to be our defence against all our enemies; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

Laetare. The Fourth Sunday in Lent - March 10

GRANT, we beseech You, Almighty God, that we, who for our evil deeds do worthily deserve to be punished, by the comfort of Your grace may mercifully be relieved; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

Judica. Passion Sunday - March 17

WE beseech You, Almighty God, mercifully to look upon Your people, that by Your great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore, both in body and soul; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

Palmarum. The Sixth Sunday in Lent - March 24

ALMIGHTY and Everlasting God, Who has sent Your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon Him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the Cross, that all mankind should follow the example of His great humility: Mercifully grant that we may both follow the example of His patience, and also be made partakers of His resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

(Monday in Holy Week)

(GRANT, we beseech You, Almighty God, that we, who amid so many adversities do fail through our own infirmities, may be restored through the Passion and Intercession of Your Only-begotten Son, Who lives and reigns, with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.)

The Annunciation - March 25

WE beseech You, O Lord, pour Your grace into our hearts; that as we have known the Incarnation of You Son Jesus Christ by the message of an angel, so by His Cross and Passion we may be brought unto the glory of His Resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

Tuesday in Holy Week - March 26

ALMIGHTY and Everlasting God, grant us grace so to contemplate the Passion of our Lord, that we may find therein forgiveness for our sins; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

Wednesday in Holy Week - March 27

GRANT, we beseech You, Almighty God, that we, who for our evil deeds are continually afflicted, may mercifully be relieved by the Passion of Your Only-begotten Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

Thursday in Holy Week - March 28

O LORD God, Who has left unto us in a wonderful Sacrament a memorial of Your Passion: Grant, we beseech You, that we may so use this Sacrament of Your Body and Blood, that the fruits of Your redemption may continually be manifest in us; Who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

Good Friday - March 29

ALMIGHTY God, we beseech You graciously to behold this Your family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and given up into the hands of wicked men, and to suffer death upon the Cross; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

Easter Even - March 30

O GOD, Who did enlighten this most holy night with the glory of the Lord's Resurrection: Preserve in all Your people the spirit of adoption which You have given, so that renewed in body and soul they may perform unto You a pure service; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end.

Easter Day. The Resurrection of Our Lord - March 31

ALMIGHTY God, Who, through Your Only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, has overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life: We humbly beseech You, that, as You do put into our minds good desires, so by Your continual help we may bring the same to good effect; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God. world without end. Amen.

Quasi Modo Geniti. The First Sunday after Easter - April 7

GRANT, we beseech You, Almighty God, that we who have celebrated the solemnities of the Lord's Resurrection, may, by the help of Your grace, bring forth the fruits thereof in our life and conversation; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

Misericordias Domini. The Second Sunday after Easter - April 14

GOD, Who, by the humiliation of Your Son, did raise up the fallen world: Grant unto Your faithful ones perpetual gladness, and those whom You have delivered from the danger of everlasting death, do You make partakers of eternal joys; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

Jubilate. The Third Sunday after Easter - April 21

ALMIGHTY God, Who shows to them that be in error the light of Your truth, to the intent that they may return into the way of righteousness: Grant unto all them that are admitted into the fellowship of Christ's Religion that they may eschew those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

St. Mark, Evangelist - April 25

O ALMIGHTY God, Who has instructed Your holy Church with the heavenly doctrine of Your Evangelists: Give us grace, that being not like children carried away with every blast of vain doctrine, we may be established in the Truth of Your Holy Gospel; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

Cantate. The Fourth Sunday after Easter - April 28

O GOD, Who makes the minds of the faithful to be of one will: Grant unto Your people that they may love what You commandest, and desire what You do promise: that, among the manifold changes of this world, our hearts may there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

St. Philip and St. James, Apostles - May 1

O ALMIGHTY God, Whom to know is everlasting life: Grant us perfectly to know Your Son Jesus Christ to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life; that following His steps we may steadfastly walk in the way that leads to eternal life; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

Rogate. The Fifth Sunday after Easter - May 5

O GOD, from Whom all good things do come: Grant to us Your humble servants, that by Your holy inspiration we may think those things that be right, and by Your merciful guiding may perform the same; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Ascension of our Lord - May 9

GRANT, we beseech You, Almighty God, that like as we do believe Your Only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, to have ascended into the heavens; so may we also in heart and mind there ascend, and with Him continually dwell, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

Exaudi. The Sunday after the Ascension - May 12

ALMIGHTY, Everlasting God, make us to have always a devout will towards You, and to serve Your Majesty with a pure heart; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Festival of Pentecost. Whitsunday - May 19

O GOD, Who did teach the hearts of Your faithful people, by sending to them the light of Your Holy Spirit: Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in His holy comfort; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Monday in Whitsun-week - May 20

O GOD, Who did give Your Holy Spirit to Your Apostles: Grant unto Your people the performance of their petitions, so that on us to whom You have given faith, You may also bestow peace; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Festival of the Holy Trinity - May 26

ALMIGHTY and Everlasting God, Who has given unto us, Your servants, grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the Eternal Trinity, and in the power of the Divine Majesty to worship the Unity: We beseech You, that You would keep us steadfast in this faith, and evermore defend us from all adversities; Who lives and reigns, One God, world without end. Amen.

The First Sunday after Trinity - June 2

O GOD, the Strength of all them that put their trust in You: Mercifully accept our prayers: and because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing without You, grant us the help of Your grace, that in keeping Your commandments we may please You, both in will and deed: through Jesus Christ. Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Second Sunday after Trinity - June 9

O LORD, Who never fails to help and govern those whom You do bring up in Your steadfast fear and love: Make us to have a perpetual fear and love of Your holy Name; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Third Sunday after Trinity - June 16

O GOD, the Protector of all that trust in You, without Whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us Your mercy: that You being our Ruler and Guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not the things eternal: through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Fourth Sunday after Trinity - June 23

GRANT, Lord, we beseech You, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by Your governance, that Your Church may joyfully serve You in all godly quietness; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Nativity of St. John, the Baptist - June 24

O LORD God, Heavenly Father, Who, through Your servant John the Baptist, did bear witness that Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God Which takes away the sin of the world, and that all who believe in Him shall inherit eternal life: We humbly pray You to enlighten us by Your Holy Spirit that we may at all times find comfort and joy in this witness, continue steadfast in the true faith, and at last with all believers attain unto eternal life; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles - June 29

O ALMIGHTY God, Who by Your Son Jesus Christ, did give to Your holy Apostles many excellent gifts, and commanded them earnestly to feed Your flock: Make, we beseech You, all Pastors diligently to preach Your holy Word, and the people obediently to follow the same, that they may receive the crown of everlasting glory; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Visitation - July 2

ALMIGHTY God, Who has dealt wonderfully with Your handmaiden the Virgin Mary, and has chosen her to be the mother of Your Son, and has graciously made known the You regard the poor and lowly and the despised: Grant us grace in all humility and meekness to receive Your Word with hearty faith, and so be made one with Your dear Son; Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, world without end. Amen.

The Fifth Sunday after Trinity - June 30

O GOD, Who has prepared for them that love You such good things as pass man's understanding: Pour into our hearts such love toward You, that we, loving You above all things, may obtain Your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Sixth Sunday after Trinity - July 7

LORD of all power and might, Who is the Author and Giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of Your Name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of Your great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

The Seventh Sunday after Trinity - July 14

O GOD, Whose never-failing Providence orders all things both in heaven and earth: We humbly beseech You to put away from us all hurtful things. and to give us those things which are profitable for us; through Jesus Christ. Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit., ever One God, world without end. Amen.

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