November 30, 2021

Prayer for the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle

Almighty God, who gave such grace to your apostle Andrew that he readily obeyed the call of your Son Jesus Christ, and brought his brother with him: Give us, who are called by your Holy Word, grace to follow him without delay, and to bring those near to us into his gracious presence; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Psalm 19

  The heavens declare the glory of God, *
and the firmament shows his handiwork.
  One day tells its tale to another, *
and one night imparts knowledge to another.
  Although they have no words or language, *
and their voices are not heard,
  Their sound has gone out into all lands, *
and their message to the ends of the world.
  In the deep has he set a pavilion for the sun; *
it comes forth like a bridegroom out of his chamber; it rejoices like a champion to run its course.
  It goes forth from the uttermost edge of the heavens and runs about to the end of it again; *
nothing is hidden from its burning heat.
  The law of the LORD is perfect and revives the soul; *
the testimony of the LORD is sure and gives wisdom to the innocent.
  The statutes of the LORD are just and rejoice the heart; *
the commandment of the LORD is clear and gives light to the eyes.
  The fear of the LORD is clean and endures for ever; *
the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
10   More to be desired are they than gold, more than much fine gold, *
sweeter far than honey, than honey in the comb.
11   By them also is your servant enlightened, *
and in keeping them there is great reward.
12   Who can tell how often he offends? *
cleanse me from my secret faults.
13   Above all, keep your servant from presumptuous sins; let them not get dominion over me; *
then shall I be whole and sound, and innocent of a great offense.
14   Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, *
O LORD, my strength and my redeemer.

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