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A Prayer for the Lord’s Day, October 25

“GRANT, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, to thy faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve thee with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”

– 1928 Book of Common Prayer

 

A Prayer for the Lord’s Day, October 11 (based on Psalm 150)

“Most worthy art thou, O GOOD AND GRACIOUS GOD, of all praises, even for thine own sake, surpassing all things in holiness. By thee alone are we made holy and sanctified. We praise thee for our glorious redemption, purchased for us in thy dearly beloved Son, Christ Jesus, as our duty continually bids us. Give us thy Holy Spirit to govern us. And grant that all things which breathe with life may praise thee as the true life of all creatures, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever. AMEN.”

– Prayers on the Psalms from the Scottish Psalter of 1595 (Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 2010), 149.

A Prayer for the Lord’s Day, October 4 (based on Psalm 145)

“Thy mercies, LORD, are above all thy works; faithful art thou in all thy promises, just in all thy doings. Be a merciful Father unto us for Christ Jesus thy Son’s sake. Govern our ways for we are weak; strengthen us for we are frail; refresh us f0r we are famished; and plentifully bestow thy good gifts upon us. Defend us from the snares of Satan, our old enemy, that he tempt us not out of the right way, but that we be evermore ready to praise and glorify thy holy name, through Jesus Christ. AMEN.”

– Prayers on the Psalms from the Scottish Psalter of 1595 (Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 2010), 145

A Prayer for the Lord’s Day, September 27 (based on Psalm 134)

CREATOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH, however greatly the affairs and cares of this world do trouble, molest, and avert us from rendering unto thee that honour and obedience due unto thee, yet we beseech thee that, forgetting all other things, we may have no other aim but to praise and glorify thee all the days of our life, for the great benefits which we continually receive at thy hands, through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

– Prayers on the Psalms from the Scottish Psalter of 1595 (Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 2010), 136.

A Prayer for the Lord’s Day, September 20 (based on Psalm 119)

MOST MERCIFUL GOD, Author of all good things, who hast given thy holy commandments unto us, whereby we should direct our life, imprint them in our hearts by thy Holy Spirit; and grant that we may so renounce all our fleshly desires, and all the vanities of this world, that our whole pleasure and delight may be in thy law; that we, being always governed by thy holy Word, may in the end attain to that eternal salvation which thou has promised through Christ Jesus, thy Son. AMEN.

– Prayers on the Psalms from the Scottish Psalter of 1595 (Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 2010), 125.

 

A Prayer for the Lord’s Day, September 13 (based on Psalm 117)

O GOOD LORD, unto whom appertains all glory and magnificence, grant us that by the preaching of thy holy Evangel thou mayest be acknowledged throughout the whole earth; so that all nations may have a perfect feeling of thy mercies, and that thy faithfulness may be more and more manifested, through Christ Jesus, thy Son. AMEN.

– Prayers on the Psalms from the Scottish Psalter of 1595 (Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 2010), 124.

A Prayer for the Lord’s Day, September 6 (based on Psalm 112)

“MOST LOVING FATHER, without whose blessing we are altogether poor and miserable creatures imprint thy holy Word on all our hearts, in such sort that our whole pleasure and delight may be to serve thee in all fear and reverence. Grant that we may be so merciful towards our poor neighbours that we may also have a sure feeling of thy mercy and goodness, when thou shalt come to judge the world by him whom thou hast ordained to be our Lord and Sovereign, Jesus Christ. AMEN.”

– Prayers on the Psalms from the Scottish Psalter of 1595 (Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 2010), 120.