Thursday, September 1, 2022

Saviour and Lord

A prayer from Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626), among other things one of the translators of the King James Version of the Bible. He used this prayer in private devotions on Thursdays.

Satisfy us early with Thy mercy, O Lord.

Blessed art Thou, O Lord, who, as on this day, didst bring forth out of the waters the moving creature that hath life; The whale, and the winged fowl; And didst bless them, that they should be fruitful and multiply.—

…Be Thou exalted, O God, above the heavens, and Thy glory above all the earth.

As Thou wast lifted up, so draw us unto Thee, O Lord; That we may set our affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

By the mighty mystery of Thy Holy Body and Thy Precious Blood, have mercy on us, O Lord.—

…I come unto God, believing that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

I know that my Redeemer liveth;
That he is the Christ, the Son of the living God — merciful, pure in heart, a peace-maker,…
That he is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world;
That he came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.

I believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ I shall be saved, even as my fathers also.

I know that my skin, which suffereth corruption, shall rise again upon the earth.
I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
My heart shall rejoice in the Lord, because we have trusted in his holy name.

“Father; Saviour, Mediator; Intercessor, Redeemer; Two-fold Comforter; …
Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we hope in Thee.
The Private Devotions and Manual for the Sick of Lancelot Andrews

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