The 90 Day DYWTGW? Challenge Day 83

March 24, 20140 Comments

Day 83! The next component of our Daily Strength Training morning prayer is a short type of prayer called the Collect. Each collect follows a general pattern of organization, which includes an opening address to God the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit, a petition or request with a short description of the hopeful result, and a conclusion that includes a pleading and an amen. Collects are written as a single sentence, which often requires some creative punctuating.

The Collect for Purity is among the best known of the collects:

Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hidden; Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of Your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love You, and worthily magnify Your holy name; through Christ our Lord. AMEN.

This is how its organized into three major sections:

Part 1: Opening Address

Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hidden;

Part 2: Petition

Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of Your Holy Spirit, (request)
that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy name, (hopeful result)

Part 3: Conclusion
through Christ our Lord (pleading)
Amen.

In our morning prayer we include three collects. The first, the collect of the day, changes from Sunday to Sunday reflecting the readings and the liturgical season.

The Second Collect, for Peace

O God, the author of peace and the lover of harmony, whom to know is eternal life and to serve is perfect freedom: defend us Your humble servants against all assaults of our enemies, that trusting in Your defense, we may not fear the power of any adversary; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

The Third Collect, for Grace

O Lord our heavenly Father, Almighty and Eternal God, we praise You for bringing us safely to the beginning of this day: defend us with Your mighty power, and grant that we fall into no sin, nor run into any kind of danger, but govern and guide us at all times, so that we may do what is right in Your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

Pray well, eat well, move well, rest well and live well!

Psalt Daily

Psalt Daily!

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