Guide us to do those things that are pleasing and dear to you, that through us, unworthy though we are, your all-holy name may be glorified, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one Godhead and one Kingdom.
Just as you were with your disciples, O Savior, and gave them peace, graciously be with us also: grant us your peace; save us, and deliver our souls.
For your mercy’s sake, Lord my God, tell me what you are to me. So speak that I may hear, O Lord; my heart is listening; open it that it may hear you, and say to my soul: I am your salvation.
O Holy Spirit, Powerful Consoler! You love the humble and resist the proud. Come to me, O glory of the living and hope of the dying. Lead me by your grace that I may always be well-pleasing to you.
Shine in our hearts, O spiritual Sun of Righteousness; fill our souls with your joy; teach us ever to ponder and proclaim your judgments and always to give thanks to you, our Master and Benefactor.
Of the four Gospels, the Gospel of Luke offers the most systematic account of Jesus’ life and teachings. In this episode, we look at the beginning of Luke 5, where Jesus calls three fishermen to be his apostles. This passage shows us how sharing the Gospel is a spiritual discipline.
O Lord, listen to our supplications with mercy and answer them with compassion. In your good pleasure, O God accept, our adoration and prayer and be gracious to us.
Grant that, safe and sound in soul and body, we may ever zealously persevere in glorifying your wondrous and blessed name. For you are a God full of mercy, tenderness, and love for all people, and we give glory to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
This quote is related to my sermon at #StNicholasFW last Sunday. If you want to hear it, look for my previous blog post on “The Cross of Christian Love.”
My sermon last Sunday at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church (#StNicholasFW).