save me from dying in the desert
because of my discontent —
Let me find reason for gratitude.
save me from the pleasure of idolatry,
from deifying desire —
Let me know the true and living God.
Heavenly Father, heaven is the only worthy goal for the future. All else will perish. Nothing will last except eternal life at your side. Save us!
Powerful Lord, the forces of the world would crush us on every side. The little ones of the earth possess no means of resistance. You alone can protect. Save us!
Only true and living God, the idols of man cannot speak, yet permit their makers to make up a religion that pleases them. All these are nothing but will waste away at the breath of the wind. Save us!
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Clear away the fog that we,
O Lord of lights, might glory in you.
May we rejoice in the Holy One
who sweeps away the enemy’s hate.
We have your promise, God and Father,
that you will not abandon your people.
Let water spring from desert sand,
and luscious fruit from barren earth.
Uproot all idols from our hearts,
Created things we made our gods.
Empty our souls of vain ambition,
That you, and you alone, remain.
Our Father in heaven, pull us from this world’s idolatry. You are the only God. May your words dwell in our hearts.
Bring your Spirit near and bind him to our souls. Let nothing, let no one separate us from the love of Christ.
Guide us in your life. Guard us from the evil one. Direct our steps by day and by night.
Create in us that new heart of courage, holiness, and godly fear. Work in us to produce faith, love, and hope.
Let every mention of your name, O God, be sacred. We tremble before your majesty. Tears of joy descend because your love shines brighter every day.
What others worship, Father, we reject. The gods of this world lodge themselves in the hearts of men. People create idols in order to follow their own desires.
No greater evil exists than to remove you as the only true and living God and put in your place a created being or a human desire. Continue reading
Keep all idolatry far from us, true and living God, that we may serve you alone.
Let us not bow to pressure from anyone to compromise our faith in you.
Let us bear the consequences of our commitment with joy for suffering for the Name.
Be glorified in us.
Whether you save us now or at the end, let us refuse to worship any other god.
For we belong to you, and we will not go back.