Post Communion Collect

The collect is always introduced with "Let us Pray."

The Lutheran Rite does not vary this collect as the Roman Rite does; rather, it has historically provided two options. LSB adds a third.

I have preferred the second of the two as the common collect: "O God, the Father, the Fountain and Source of all goodness," etc. and reserved the first ("We give thanks to Thee, Almighty God," etc.) for penitential seasons, although I suspect the reverse is more customary.

I also prefer to use the Roman collect at Pentecost, viz., "We humbly beseech Thee, O Lord, that Thou wouldst send down upon our hearts the healthful Spirit of Thy grace: And, that we may bring forth fruit unto Thee, Pour upon us the inward dew of His blessing: through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth," etc.

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Fr. BF Eckardt, Editor-in-chief, Gottesdienst