Thursday, January 21, 2016

John of Chrysostom, pastor

O God, You gave to Your Servant John Chrysostom grace to proclaim the Gospel with eloquence and power. As bishop of the great congregations of Antioch and Constantinople, John fearlessly bore reproach for the honor of Your name. Mercifully grant to Your church bishops and pastors who are like John in preaching and fidelity in their ministry of the Word to Your people and grant toat we all be partakers of the divine nature through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Lutheran Service Book © 2006 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis

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